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Work by photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado featured at de Saisset Museum

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Dec. 23, 2002- Santa Clara University's de Saisset Museum this winter will feature an exhibition of black-and-white photographs of children from around the world by internationally recognized photojournalist Sebastião Salgado.

"Globalization's Children: Photographs by Sebastião Salgado," an exhibition that conveys the human impact of globalization, will be on display at the University's museum from Jan. 18 through March 15.

The approximately 30 images in the exhibit have been selected from several Salgado series: "Migrations," "An Uncertain Grace," "Workers," and "Other Americas."

"This interest in activism parallels Santa Clara University's emphasis on ethics and social justice, making SCU's de Saisset Museum an ideal venue for Salgado's work," said de Saisset Museum Director Rebecca M. Schapp. "We present exhibitions that are thought-provoking, addressing the issues of contemporary society. In this way, Salgado's work perfectly fits within our exhibition focus and the larger goals of the University."

The exhibition is offered in conjunction with and partially funded by the University's Institute on Globalization. "These accessible, compelling, and beautiful images will provide a powerful visual complement to Santa Clara University's Institute on Globalization," said Don Dodson, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Salgado has been recognized with honors from France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. A former member of Magnum Photos and a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, he has twice been named Photographer of the Year by the International Center for Photography.

Salgado began working as a photojournalist in 1973. Based in Paris, Salgado has exhibited his work around the world. Most recently, his large-scale internationally traveling Migrations exhibition was featured at the Berkeley Art Museum.

"Globalization's Children: Photographs by Sebastião Salgado" is organized by the de Saisset Museum in cooperation with Ursula Gropper Associates. The exhibition is offered in conjunction with and is partially funded by the University's Institute on Globalization.

Along with Salgado's images, de Saisset will feature "The Art of Catalonia: Recent Prints by Gary Snider." This exhibition introduces large-scale prints inspired by the art of Catalonia. Created in dramatic reds and blacks, these prints vividly depict traditional religious subjects and symbols. Snider received both his bachelor and master's degrees from San Jose State University. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions throughout the Bay Area, including a recent show at the Triton Museum of Art. Snider's prints have also been included in group exhibitions at the Palo Alto Art Center, Smith Andersen Gallery, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose.

Other exhibitions on view during this period include: California History from the Permanent Collection and Ernest de Saisset: Paintings from the Permanent Collection (1864-1899).

The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Day and Feb. 12 for Presidents' Day. Admission is free. For more information, call the de Saisset Museum at 408-554-4528 or visit www.scu.edu/desaisset.

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About the de Saisset Museum

The 17,000-square-foot museum opened next to the Mission Santa Clara de Asís on the Santa Clara University campus in 1955. The member-supported, privately funded institution operated by SCU has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1979.

About the Institute on Globalization

The 2002-3 Institute on Globalization at SCU is an unprecedented array of dozens of public lectures, three international conferences, and museum exhibits, plus 150 courses offered by 21 academic departments and other projects designed specifically for students. The institute examines various aspects of globalization - economic, political, cultural, environmental, and technological - through different disciplines and points of view. Additional information about the Institute on Globalization and its events may be found at www.scu.edu/globalization.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,054 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is

on line at www.scu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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