Migrations. Humanity in Transition. Text and photographs by Sebastião Salgado. Aperture, New York, 2000. 432 pp. Large quarto. First edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Stiff wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 31 pp. pamphlet with detailed captions laid in. 330 duotone reproductions.
"In Migrations Sebastião Salgado turns his attention to the staggering phenomenon of mass migration. Photographs taken over seven years across more than thirty-five countries document the epic displacement of the world's people at the close of the twentieth century. Wars, natural disasters, environmental degradation, explosive population growth, and the widening gap between rich and poor have resulted in over one hundred million international migrants, a number that has doubled in a decade. This demographic change, unparalleled in human history, presents profound challenges to the notions of nation, community, and citizenship. The first extensive pictorial survey of the current global flux of humanity, Migrations follows Latin Americans entering the United States, Jews leaving the former Soviet Union, Africans traveling into Europe, Kosovars fleeing into Albania, and many others. The images address suffering while revealing the dignity and courage of the subjects. With his unique vision and empathy, Salgado gives us a picture of the enormous social and political transformations now occurring in a world divided between excess and need."--the publisher
The Children. Photographs by Sebastião Salgado. Concept and design by Lelia Wanick Salgado. Aperture, New York, 2000. 111. pp. Tall quarto. First English language edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine in Fine- dust jacket that is lightly edge worn with a few slight surface scratches.
Filled with portraits of uprooted children from 18 countries scattered across the globe, this volume reminds one that the true victims of international upheavals are the children. An exemplar of the tradition of the "concerned photographer," Salgado continues to bring the harsh reality of the third world to the forefront of international attention.