The Praemium Imperiale award — one of many world’s prime artwork prizes by The Japan Artwork Affiliation — has been granted to the esteemed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.
The award — which is likely one of the world’s largest money artwork awards — granted 15 million Japanese Yen — roughly $137,000 — to 4 worldwide recipients every, with Salgado being one in every of them. The award was offered by the Japan Artwork Affiliation, below its honorary patron, Prince Hitachi, as reported by Artwork Information and The Artwork Newspaper.
Salgado was chosen from lists which are submitted by “worldwide advisors” from quite a few international locations. After potential finalist names have been proposed to the Japan Artwork Affiliation, specialist committees in Tokyo make the ultimate choice to announce the winners. The Japan Artwork Affiliation’s Praemium Imperiale award describes Salgado’s work as “a highlight on the dispossessed and exploited, the great thing about nature and the fragility of the world and its inhabitants.”
About Sebastiao Salgado
Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado Júnior (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.
He has traveled in over 120 international locations for his photographic initiatives. Most of those have appeared in quite a few press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of his work have been offered all through the world.
Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in 1982, Overseas Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993. He has been a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts on the Institut de France since April 2016.