Yesterday, February 8th, marked the coming to Bangkok Thailand of Sebastião Salgado’s latest photo exhibition entitled “The World Through His Eyes” with Brazilian born Salgado present on his birthday to mark the opening. He first gave a talk to a full house in the museum’s auditorium which encompassed two 20 minute slide shows set to thought provoking music and woven together with some of his most adorned images. Afterwards, he was joined by all of his admirers to view the opening of his work in the exhibition hall.
At age 73, Salgado is perhaps the most prolific 20th century social photographer to focus his life’s work on the plight of humanity and who still photographs throughout the world today. His photography spans more than four decades with the exhibition showcasing a large body of his imagery dating from 1986 through 2011.
In total there are over 120 high-quality black and white silver gelatin prints on display, some appearing as large as 81″ framed and laid out beautifully throughout the entire 8th floor at The Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC), located adjacent to the National Stadium BTS Sky Train station.
Admission to the museum and the show are both free and the event will run through March 8th, 2017. It is a world class exhibition and a must see if you plan to be in Bangkok in the next 30 days. More information about the exhibition, including opening hours, can be found on the BACC website here.
The images seen in this post are photos of Sebastião captured yesterday during the event along with a few images of the exhibition opening. You may click on any of the pictures in this post to enlarge their size.
I also recorded a portion of his talk from yesterday as a video which I have linked below. Here you can see more of Salgado in Bangkok and listen to him communicate his thoughts in his own words:
Questions and comments welcome below.