Photo London: Sebastião Salgado in conversation with Alan Riding

As part of Photo London’s 2019 public programme, leading photo-journalist and environmentalist Sebastião Salgado will be in conversation with the writer Alan Riding at the Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House. Their conversation will explore Salgado’s recent TASCHEN Collector’s Edition book, Gold. This new portfolio contains photographs from Serra Pelada, one of the artist’s most arresting series, which captured the sheer scale of appalling conditions at the controversial Serra Pelada gold mine in Brazil in 1986.

Alan Riding is a Brazilian-born British writer who spent forty years as a foreign correspondent, successively for Reuters, The Financial Times and The New York Times. During his two decades in Latin America, he covered the guerrilla and drug wars in Central America, Colombia and Peru, and it was during this time that he first met and worked with Salgado. Riding later served as Paris bureau chief of The New York Times and subsequently as the paper’s European Cultural Correspondent.

The fair’s 2019 talks programme is sponsored by the Luma Foundation and guest curated by William A. Ewing, curator and writer, former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.

The talk will take place as part of Photo London on Friday 17 May, from 6.30-7.20pm at the Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House. Find out more here.

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