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Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado

sabastiao_salgardo_kuwait_taschen_int_7In 1991, Brazilian documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado travelled to Kuwait to capture the destruction that ensued after Saddam Hussein ordered his troop to set fire to  a reported 600 – 700 oil wells and oil-filled areas like trenches and lakes, causing fires and a giant black cloud to descend over the region.

Sabastião photographs first appeared in The New York Times Magazine in June 1991 and subsequent places since. In a new book by Taschen, the publisher has gathered together Sabastião’s images to create, Sebastião Salgado. Kuwait. A Desert on Fire, the first monograph made of the series.


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