For The Love Of Photography #5: The Salt of the Earth
A 5-part documentary series exploring the art – and, at times, the danger – of photography, featuring legendary photographers who pioneered their own way in the field.
Join us for free welcome drinks before each screening courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
‘The Salt of the Earth’ (2010)
Directed by Wim Wenders, France, Italy, Brazil, 110mins, OV
The film witness two masters at work as Wim Wenders provides a deeply considered portrait of visionary photographer Sebastião Salgado, whose images transcend history itself.
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history. international conflicts, starvation, and Exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by renowned director Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.