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Photography | Le Tour by Sebastião Salgado

Friday, July 1st, 2016




France


Sebastião Salgado
Le Tour de France
Polka Galerie
Paris | France
2 > 30 July 2016



France

The Blog team is away, alas not in France, where the 103rd Tour de France begins this Saturday 2 July. Finishing on Sunday 24 July, this year’s cycling race will be made up of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,519 kilometres. In 1986, Brazilian documentary photographer and photojournalist, Sebastião Salgado, now 72 year old and famous the world over for his intensely moving images of human suffering and environmental concern, created a surprisingly sedate and unique set of portraits for the French newspaper Liberation, of those patiently waiting for the cyclists to arrive at their towns along the entire Tour route.France

France

France

Sebastião Salgado: Le Tour de France, including a selection of 18 images is on show at Paris’s Polka Galerie throughout July.

All images: Tour de France, 1986 © Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images, Courtesy Polka Galerie


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Auction | Photography versus Deforestation

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Sebastiao Salgado
Mentawai people on
Siberut Island,
Indonesia, 2008
Estimate €11,500 > 13,500



Objectif Arbres
Sotheby’s
Paris | France
Exhibition 28th March > 31st March 2014
Charity sale 31st March 2014
Supporting the Anne Fontaine Foundation

Objectif Arbres, the French title of this travelling exhibition that began its journey in New York, in April last year, and ends it in Paris on March 31st, sounds far more romantic than the English one, Trees in Focus. But the beautiful examples of photography on show are there to make a serious point, and the proceeds of this sale will go towards a very good cause.

Almudena Caso
Arbolitos x seis, #12, 2006
Assembly under Plexiglas
Estimate €3,000 > 3,300

Laurent Elie Badessi
The tree of love, Brooklyn, 2014
Chromogenic print

Estimate €2,000 > 2,500

Sarah Moon
L’ombre du palmier, 2010
Estimate €6,000 > 7,000


Thirty-five internationally-renowned photographers each with their own personal approach, and representing diverse areas of the art – from reportage photographers Sebastião Salgado and Martine Franck, to Sarah Moon, Pamela Hanson and Antoine Verglas, who shoot fashion and beauty – have each donated photographs on the theme of trees, which will be put on show at Sotheby’s, Paris, and afterwards be auctioned in aid of the Anne Fontaine Foundation. New York-based French-Brazilian designer Fontaine, founder of the massively successful Anne Fontaine online clothing company, set up the non-profitmaking foundation in 2011 to raise awareness of the rapid deforestation taking place in many parts of the world, especially in the Amazon basin.

Steve Miller
Jungle, 2008
Collage on aluminium
Estimate €2,500 > 3,000


The aim of the exhibition is to confront the visitor with the relationship between humans and nature. Fontaine has also persuaded high-quality publishing house Assouline to publish the images in a book – for every book sold, ten trees will be planted, which must be a pretty good deal. Deforestation is an ugly business, and unless it can be halted and put into reverse with the help of organisations such as hers, it may become impossible to take such beautiful and poignant photographs in the future.

All Photos © the photographers, and Art Digital Studio / Sotheby’s


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