An Archaeology of the Industrial Age.
Photographs and text by Sebastião Salgado.
Aperture, New York, 1993. 400 pp., 350 duotone illustrations, 9¾x13".
This, Salgado's second title, is a masterful photographic survey of the plight of the worlds' manual laborers. Struggling to make a livng under inhumane conditions, Salgado portrays their essential dignity amidst the oppression of their daily existence. This massive tome brought attention to the crucial issues surrounding labor and wealth.
About the Ltd Edition
Special collector's edition of 300 copies and 30 artist's proofs signed by Sebastião Salgado includes an original 14-1/2x21-3/8 exhibition quality print of the cover image, Coal Mining, Dhanbad, State of Bihar, India, 1989, signed and numbered by the photographer. $1500 for prints 1-100, $1800 for prints 101-200, $2100 for prints 201-300.
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