Capitalism is brutal and blood-soaked everywhere, but in Brazil it’s always barely bothered to hide that fact, as anyone keeping an eye on Jair Bolsonaro’s government and its rancher allies burning the rainforest and displacing native peoples for a quick buck can see. Those events make Sebastião Salgado’s exhibition at Fotografiska especially timely. Here’s another look at how that process manifests, with his photographs from the Serra Pelada gold mine, once the world’s biggest surface gold deposit, showcasing the hardships and struggle of desperate people giving everything in the slim hope of a better life.
Sebastião Salgado – Gold, Fotografiska, on display until Nov 17
Photo: Sebastião Salgado