Serra Pelada State of Para Brazil 1986, Sebastiao Salgado
Serra Pelada State of Para Brazil 1986, Sebastiao Salgado 

GOLD - SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

31/01/2020 - 14/03/2020

POLKA 
Cour de Venise 
12 rue Saint Gilles 
75003 Paris

www.polkagalerie.com   

 
Polka gallery is proud to present Sebastião Salgado’s “Gold”, an exhibition featuring thirty photographs, most of them exhibited for the first time, from one of the artist’s most significant series. In September 1986, after years of refusal, Salgado finally received authorization from the Brazilian military authorities to visit Serra Pelada (“Naked Mountain” in English), located in the north Brazilian state of Pará. Tens of thousands of hopefuls swarmed to the teeming open pit of a gold mine in search of El Dorado.