Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age

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Pays tribute to manual labour as machines and computers replace human workers throughout the world with striking photographs of working men and women - Translated from Spanish.

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Salgado, an economist by training, documents the unforgettable faces of workers at their jobs around the world. His widely published images of the oil-field firefighters in Kuwait may be the most ... Read full review


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Sebastiao Salgado has been awarded more than fifty international prizes from countries including France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Japan, and the United States. He has twice been named Photojournalist of the Year by the International Center of Photography in New York. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. Major exhibitions of his work include "Sahel: L'Homme en detresse "(1986), "Other Americas" (1986), "An Uncertain Grace" (1990), "Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age" (1993), "Migrations: Humanity in Transition" (2000), and "The Children: Refugees and Migrants" (2000). Orville Schell is Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Fred Ritchin is Director of PixelPress (, Associate Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University, and former Picture Editor for the "New York Times Magazine." Eduardo Galeano's books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is the winner of the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. Lelia Wanick Salgado conceived, created, and edited almost all of Sebastiao Salgado's books, as well as most of his exhibitions. She is the Director of Amazonas Images.

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