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Terra: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado: Resource 1
The poor workers of the land

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Rural migration to the big cities

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Abandoned children in the state institutions of the big cities



Prologue to the section The struggle for the land
Sebastião Salgado

Terra: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado: Resource 5
Children on the edges of the road

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Death stalks in Eldorado de Carajás

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A parade of grief

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The pain of young Oziel’s mother

Terra: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado: Resource 9
A massacre, a wake

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Occupation of a latifundium

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The beginning of an encampment

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The beginning of an encampment

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Life in the settlements

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The icons of victory

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A final march

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A human column marches in

15 photographs and respective captions, selected by Else R P Vieira, from the book Terra: Struggle of the Landless, by the internationally renowned Sebastião Salgado, considered by many the best documentary photographer in the world today (published in English by Phaidon Press, 1998). The captions, by Salgado himself, weave a verbal narrative of the drama of Brazil’s dispossessed and migrants and of the various stages of the struggle for land. The visual and verbal narratives further tie with the musical one, made up of four songs and respective lyrics by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, a foremost Brazilian composer. The preface to the book is by José Saramago, the first writer in the Portuguese language to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The book is dedicated to the millions of landless families in Brazil whose plight Salgado documented in 1996. The exhibition Terra, equally resulting from this work, took place in 1997 in 40 countries and over a hundred Brazilian cities. It also marked the beginning of the activities, at the University of Nottingham, of the project and website The Sights and Voices of Dispossession, together with the Colloquium Landless Voices, held in September 2001. As part of the activities related to the conclusion of the project, Sebastião Salgado was awarded the degree of Doutor Honoris Causa by the University of Nottingham in December 2002.

Editor’s Note:
Material related to Sebastião Salgado’s projects and major works can be found at his official website
www.terra.com.br/sebastiaosalgado
A special website was set up by the New York Times as a tribute to Terra
www.nytimes.com/specials/salgado/home

Thanks to Sebastião Salgado for providing free use of his photographs and captions on this web site. For further information about the photographs and captions contact neil@nbpictures.com

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