True first edition of this classic photobook which movingly depicts displaced peoples from around the globe.
"They were frightened, uncomfortable and humiliated. Yet they allowed themselves to be photographed, I believe, because they wanted their plight to be made known. When I could, I explained to them that this was my purpose. Many just stood before my camera and addressed it as they might a microphone." — Sebastião Salgado
Published the same year by Aperture under the (less accurate) title "Migrations," Salgado's distinctive black-and-white images, taken over the course of six years in more than 40 countries, document in detail the lives and plights of refugees from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. In this, perhaps his best known and most important work, the Brazilian photographer, photojournalist, and social documentarian trains his lens on the southern border of the United States, Jews fleeing the former Soviet Union, Hutu refugees from Rwanda, as well as many attempting the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to reach Europe. A beautiful copy of a book as terribly relevant today as when it was originally released.
(Sao Paulo): Companhia Das Letras, (2000). 13" x 9.75". Original full grey cloth. In original photographic dust jacket. 432 pages. With original pamphlet housed in plastic at rear pastedown, as issued. Trace shelfwear. Else bright, clean, and sharp overall.
Near fine or better in like jacket.
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