London, October 21st 2017


The King's Brazil Institute and the Arden Collection present photography by Sebastião Salgado

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WHEN: Thursday 12 July to Saturday 18 August, 13:00-19:00 Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays)

WHERE: Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London, Strand Campus


The exhibition features works from the Arden Collection of 20th century photographs, including iconic photographs from Salgado’s early career. The event coincides with numerous other events in London this summer showcasing Brazilian arts and culture, including ‘Casa Brasil’, which will be hosted at Somerset House and King’s during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the media centre based at King’s. The Arden Collection display at Somerset House East Wing is the first public exhibition organized by the King’s Brazil Institute, which is working to encourage global understanding of contemporary Brazil. The Institute is one of a network of Global Institutes at the College focusing on engagement with 21st century political, economic and cultural powers.

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian photographer who has travelled to over 100 countries documenting the lives of ordinary people all over the world – often featuring imagery of manual labourers, refugees and metropolises bearing witness to global economic challenges and social injustice.

As well as winning several major photographic prizes during his career, Salgado is now a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. He has contributed significantly to raising awareness of environmental issues in Brazil by working since the 1990s on the restoration and preservation of part of the Atlantic Forest. The images on display from the Arden Collection are from Salgado’s work during the 1980s, featuring images of workers and migrants from around the world.