"Workers: an archaeology of the industrial age"

Synopsis of Sebastião Salgado's reissued paperback.

At last in paperback, this is the reissue of the heavyweight book by Brazilian workhorse, ex-economist and Magnum photographer. Pictures from here, there and everywhere show different types of workers doing their thing. Workers is part of a larger, Millennium project to document migrant working populations. Much more affordable than the huge hardback of 1993, with just as many pictures and printed every bit as well.

Sebastião Salgado, Workers: an archaeology of the industrial age, (Phaidon Press, London, Aperture, New York, 1997), £45, ISBN 0714837180, $85, ISBN 0893815500.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 75 November 1997