Shot in 1991 as the Gulf War drew to a close, the images in this exhibition, curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, chronicle the raging oil-well fires ignited by Saddam Hussein’s forces as they retreated from Kuwait. This epic series first appeared in The New York Times Magazine
in 1991 and has since been hailed as one of Salgado
’s most compelling—and courageous—bodies of work, garnering the prestigious Oskar Barnack Award, which recognises outstanding photography on the relationship between humans and the environment.
This exhibition follows the recent success of Sebastião Salgado: The World Through His Eyes
, a show organised and presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery in partnership with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand.
In conjunction with the exhibition Kuwait at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Chelsea, work from Genesis
(2004–2011) will be on view at our Madison Avenue location starting April 1.
Press release courtesy Sundaram Tagore Gallery.