Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado is one of my favorite photographers. His commitment to true documentary photography is nearly unmatched. Salgado’s sense of humanity is conveyed throughout his powerful pictures and in his 1993 book titled Workers: An Archeology of the Industrial Age he skillfully captures the lives of hardworking manual laborers. This is truly outstanding work.
Salgado’s pictures span 26 countries and capture many forms of manual labor including sulfur miners, fisherman, scrap metal salvage workers and oil field workers. I strongly encourage anyone who is serious about photojournalism or documentary work to purchase this book and study Salgado’s approach. I bought my copy here.