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Sebastião Salgado

Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts 1998

Gathered together in Oviedo, the Jury for the 1998 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, comprised of José Luis Álvarez, José María Ballester, María de Corral López-Dóriga, Guillermo García Alcalde, Miguel Ángel Gozalo, Luis Hernando, Manuel Martín Ferrand, Benigno Pendás García, Alfonso Pérez Sánchez, Trinidad Rodríguez, Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano, Amelia Valcárcel, presided over by José Lladó y Fernández-Urrutia, and with José Antonio Caicoya Cores acting as secretary, has decided, by a majority, to grant the 1998 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts to Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian photographer who has known how to portray the human condition and to render the inequalities of the modern world with an artistic treatment that is personal, engaged, poetic, and technically rigorous.

Oviedo, 15 May 1998

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