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5.0 out of 5 stars Awe-inspiring images of humanity, 27 Aug 2002
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This review is from: Terra: Struggle of the Landless (Hardcover)
This is an extraordinary work. It is the perfect andidote to the meaningless images we are presented with on television; Salgado shows us the the rich world how the majority of our brothers and sisters live. The grinding poverty is terrible, but the heroic resistence of the human spirit is stronger. The stares on the faces of Salgado's subjects will remain in my mind forever as a reproach and a reminder of how my comfort is built on their misery and suffering. The world's media will never mourn for the dead babies of Brazil's poor, but Salgado's images remind us that they are our brothers and sisters - our comrades, even - and that we are as responsible for them as we are for our neighbours in our safe, secure towns and cities.
Salgado is that rare thing; a great artist who knows that his duty is to be a witness to injustice and the immense human suffering that is its consequence. The next time you hear the 'great and the good' discussing 'poverty' think of the faces in this book and think of the countless million stories like theirs which we know nothing about.
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Terra: Struggle of the Landless by Sebastiao Salgado (Hardcover - 1 July 1997)
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