Terra: Struggle of the Landless

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9780714836362: Terra: Struggle of the Landless

This work represents the first part of Sebastiao Salgado's project to chart the displacement of peoples across geographical and political boundries. In a series of photographs, Salgado shows the efforts of Brazilian peasants to survive in the face of joblessness and extreme poverty and to reclaim the land they see as their natural heritage. Introduced by the Portuguese writer Jose Saramango and accompanied by the poems of Brazilian composer and singer Chico Buarque de Hollanda, "Terra" provides a photographic record of the struggles of the "landless" of Brazil.

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"Because death belongs to all, so too should life," observes Portuguese writer José Saramago in a preface to this remarkable volume of black-and-white images. But death is easy and life is hard in Sebastião Salgado's native Brazil, where exploitation of labor and mechanization of agriculture have combined to paint a bleak future for the country's rural population. Even the faces of small children are clouded with despair in this book, which is at once a testament to human courage and a powerful argument for agrarian reform--a long-promised and long-delayed reform that has led to a bloody struggle to take possession of unused land in private hands.

About the Author:

Sebastiao Salgado (b.1944) is one of the leading photojournalists working in the world today. Born in Brazil and trained as an economist, his political activities led to his exile in the late 1960s working as a photojournalist in 1973. He has reveived many awards, including the W Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and his many books have been published to great acclaim. He is currently based in Paris.Jose Saramago is a Potuguese writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

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Editore: Phaidon Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0714836362 ISBN 13: 9780714836362
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110714836362

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