© Sebastião Salgado Gold Mine of Serra Pelada, Pará, Brazil, 1986  Silver gelatin print  60 x 50 cm (24 x 20 in.)
© Sebastião Salgado Gold Mine of Serra Pelada, Pará, Brazil, 1986 Silver gelatin print 60 x 50 cm (24 x 20 in.) 
© Joseph Rodriguez TAXI Series: Staten Island, 1984  Silver gelatin print Edition of 10 plus 2 AP 30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

Joseph Rodriguez & Sebastião Salgado

16/11/2020 - 11/01/2021

Bene Taschen 
Moltkestr. 81 
 
50674 Koln

www.benetaschen.com   

 
For the series GOLD, the French-Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado documented (1986) one of the great human feats of pre-industrial means, the gold mine in Serra Pelada, one of the largest at the time. 55,000 workers dig for their fortune and wealth in a kilometre-wide mud hole in the Brazilian rainforest.
At the same time in North America, the photographer Joseph Rodriguez was working as a taxi driver in one of the world’s most famous metropolises, New York City. Seated at his steering wheel behind safety glass, he occupied a discreet and anonymous position from which he could photograph the multi-faceted daily life of his passengers and the events that his profession brought him close to. The Taxi series is a documentation of day-to-day life in New York between 1977 and 1987 from the perspective of a blue collar worker.
For the first time, both perspectives and photographic works are brought together in one exhibition. Following the resoundingly positive response to the exhibition GOLD earlier this year, Galerie Bene Taschen is now presenting a further insight into Salgado’s photographic work. The re-emergence of GOLD is accompanied by an exclusive preview of TAXI, which will be shown in its entirety in a large solo exhibition in the autumn of 2021.
Discover the exhibition.