Sebastião Salgado


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in Aimorés, Brazil
February 08, 1944

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Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

He has travelled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these, besides appearing in numerous press publications, have also been presented in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). Tourin
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Genesis

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Workers

4.73 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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Da Minha Terra à Terra: Pel...

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4.27 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions
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Migrations

4.76 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Africa

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Sahel: The End of the Road

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An Uncertain Grace

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Terra: Struggle of the Land...

4.58 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Children: Refugees and ...

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Sebastiao Salgado

4.67 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2006
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“The picture is not made by the photographer, the picture is more good or less good in function of the relationship that you have with the people you photograph.”
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“We are living in a moment where we have broken the equilibrium of the planet. We are not paying attention to our intuitive side. We only pay attention to our reason. We have become an urban animal”
Sebastião Salgado

“Whenever possible, Salgado lives for a while with the people he photographs. “I tell a little bit of my life to them, and they tell a little of theirs to me. The picture itself is just the tip of the iceberg.”
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