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Sebastião Salgado and William Wegman
LOT ID: 75405
WITNESS / Sebastião Salgado, born in Brazil and William Wegman, born in USA, 2005

Lithograph, on acid-free paper
22 х 18 in. (55.88 x 45.72 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Edition of 100
Lot description
WITNESS (www.witness.org) is an international nonprofit organization that has been using the power of video and storytelling for 20 years to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

Each image in the “Artists Support WITNESS” print portfolio is a collaboration between two artists born in different countries. This print is a collaboration between Sebastião Salgado, born in Brazil, and William Wegman, born in the United States.

Sebastião Salgado was born in Brazil. Originally trained as an economist, he has been awarded virtually every major photographic prize for his work. Salgado is a UNICEF Special Representative, a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and twice been named Photographer of the Year by the International Center of Photography. Since the 1970s, he has worked to create monumental photo books and exhibitions focused on the developing world. He lives in Paris and Brazil.

William Wegman was born in the United States. His photographs, videos, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited internationally. A recent retrospective of his work traveled to museums throughout Europe and the United States, including stops at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Since the 1970's Wegman's 20x24 Polaroid images of his Weimaraner dogs have gained a worldwide following. He lives in New York and Maine.

Artists Support WITNESS Print by Sebastião Salgado
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