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Mexico, Central, & South America

Recent Acquisitions: Sebastião Salgado, Brasil (Hand, Serra Pelada), 1986

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

In 1973, Sebastião Salgado (born 1944) abandoned a promising career as an economist to pursue photography. Like his colleague James Nachtwey, Salgado has dedicated his career to documenting the lives of suffering and survival led by the world’s refugee and migrant populations.

Recent Acquisitions: Rupert Garcia, Raíces, 1984

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

Raíces (1984) is the first work by Rupert Garcia (born 1941) to enter the Hood’s collection. A pioneer in the Chicano arts movement, Garcia has been at the forefront of politically and socially engaged art for the past four decades.

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