The Spectre of Hope
Directed by Paul Carlin
New York, NY
In The Spectre of Hope Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado joins photography critic John Berger to pore over Salgado’s photography collection “Migrations.” Six years and 43 countries in the making (across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America), “Migrations” contains photo- graphs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins - slums and streets and refugee camps. Over the past 30 years Salgado’s work has brought conditions of famine and poverty to the attention of global north in an arresting way. Sitting at the kitchen table of Berger’s home in the Swiss Alps, the two men’s intimate conversation, intercut with photographs from “Migrations,” combines a discussion of Salgado’s work with a critique of globalization, and a wide- ranging investigation of the power of the image.
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