Skip to main content

Workers, An Archaeology of the Industrial Age: Photographs of Sebastião Salgado

April 18–July 11, 1993

This exhibition is comprised of images from Sebastião Salgado's current project, devoted to the epic theme of "the end of manual labor." In these magnificent photographs taken throughout the world, Salgado has brought together an archeological view of the activities that have defined labor from the Iron Age through the Industrial Revolution to the present. Comprised of approximately 250 images, many never previously published or exhibited, the exhibition will be augmented with several dramatic large-scale blow-ups of key images, and a video installation. The exhibition and its accompanying 380-page catalogue, published by Aperture Foundation in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, are made possible by Professional Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
International Center for Photography, New York
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Chazen Museum of Art (formerly Elvehjem Museum), Madison, Wisconsin
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Main Building


Michael E. Hoffmann

Check out other exhibitions

View full calendar