Amazonia


RobL

Link Posted 20/08/2022 - 17:35
I was fortunate to receive a copy of this extraordinary book by Salgado recently; it documents six years of travel and exploration into the most remote regions of the Amazon, photographing landscapes and tribes some of which have never before been in contact with the outside world. Everything is in black and white and as well as this being Salgado's preference the monochrome ensures that there is consistency from film to digital images. However for me that only works with the tribe portraits, extraordinary depictions of people living in harmony with their surroundings. We miss though the vivid colours of the body art and feather headdresses but I suppose there were the very difficult lighting conditions in the depths of the forest und under heavy rain clouds. The landscapes I would much have preferred to have been in colour, I can only imagine the rich greens covering the land as far as the eye can see from an aircraft, draping over the huge cliffs and waterfalls. If you ever get a chance to borrow or buy one, don't hesitate, it is simply stunning.

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 20/08/2022 - 18:25
Absolutely cracking review, RobL. Thanks.
Be well, stay safe.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 21/08/2022 - 19:04
This book is on my radar! Seen sneak peaks of it and it looks amazing
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RobL

Link Posted 21/08/2022 - 22:50
Currently 69.14 at Amazon (ironically) which considering its size and amount of content is excellent value. You will need a strong bookshelf!
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