Iconic work by Minas Gerais photographer Sebastião Salgado, the set of photographs of the mine in the village of Serra Pelada, in the interior of the state of Pará, can be viewed until November 3 at Sesc Avenida Paulista, in São Paulo. The photographs in the exhibition Gold — Serra Pelada Gold Mine are within the series Workers, conceived by Salgado between 1986 and 1992, in which he recorded his work around the world.

At the time, only 30 photographs were edited, the rest being archived. For the exhibition at Sesc Avenida Paulista, Sebastião and his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado — curator of the exhibition and organizer of the exhibition's eponymous book — returned to the originals and brought together 56 works, some unpublished.

The images of the mine in which 50 people worked made the place known as the largest open-air mining site on the planet and also as the “human anthill”, sensitizing people around the world. The exhibition receives hundreds of visitors every day, and in just one, 3500 people. This is what the supervisor of the Visual Arts Center at Sesc Avenida Paulista, Lilian Sales, tells us.

Watch the full interview with Lilian in the video.

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