The Spectre of Hope

The Spectre of Hope

Streaming Video - 2012
Rate this:
Over the past 30 years Brazilian photographer Sebastiô Salgado's work has won every major award for excellence. More importantly, his photographs have had an actual impact on the world and how it is seen, bringing conditions of famine and poverty to the attention of a jaded first world in a profound and arresting way. Best known for "Ways of Seeing," the seminal book and BBC series on art criticism, John Berger is one of the world's leading critics of art and photography. His "Selected Essays," written over nearly 50 years, has just been published (Pantheon Books, 2002). In The Spectre of Hope, Sebastiô Salgado joins Berger to pore over Salgado's collection "Migrations." Six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America), "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins - slums and streets and refugee camps. Sitting at the kitchen table of Berger's home in the Swiss Alps, their intimate conversation, intercut with photographs from "Migrations," combines a discussion of Salgado's work with a critique of globalization, and a wide-ranging investigation of the power of the image.
Publisher: [United States] : Icarus Films : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 52 min.)) : sd., col

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top