Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1974 but immediately descended into a 27-year civil war involving widespread abuses of human rights. Salgado covered the post-colonial conflict on assignment for Gamma agency. Although he never regarded himself a war photographer, he created some of the most disturbing but also touching images of the conflict.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 30,8 x 20 cm (30,8 x 20 inch)
Single weight paper, semi-glossy surface
Photographer's »Gamma« agency stamp, numerical stamp and several handwritten notations in ink on the reverse
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