Beyond Looking: Sebastião Salgado’s Religious Response to a World in Crisis

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Beyond Looking: Sebastião Salgado’s Religious Response to a World in Crisis

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Title: Beyond Looking: Sebastião Salgado’s Religious Response to a World in Crisis
Author: Cheng, Katherine
Advisor: Lardas, John
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Religion
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 103715 bytes1012713 bytes
Issue Date: 2006
Honors: Department of Religion Prize Winning Thesis
Abstract: This essay explores the question of how Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado uses his photographs to transform his viewers’ vision and provoke an ethical response. Religion, here, constitutes the ways in which people orient themselves to values and meanings both within and beyond the keepings of human society. Salgado constructs his photographs so as to facilitate a multi-sensory response, thus shattering the modern, visually-dominated mode of perception, which he considers alienating. Thus, by using his photographic representations of reality intervene in his audience’s viewing process, Salgado orients and re-orients his viewers to reality as he sees it.
Subject: Photography -- Religious aspects
Subject: Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/768

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Cheng, Katherine. "Beyond Looking: Sebastião Salgado’s Religious Response to a World in Crisis". 2006. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/768.

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