Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado

1944-

About

Sebastião Salgado is a renowned documentary photographer and photojournalist with a deep love and respect for nature while also sensitive to the socio-economic conditions that impact human beings. He has traveled to over 120 countries for his projects. He is perhaps most known for his long-term social documentary projects. Among them: Workers (1993) documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world, Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental disaster and population explosion, and most recently GENESIS (2013), an epic eight-year expedition to more than 30 countries to rediscover the mountains, deserts, oceans, animals, and peoples visioned as they must have been at the dawn of creation. Salgado has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2001. Salgado is the author of eight books and soon the forthcoming “Kuwait: A Desert On Fire” (Taschen) which documents the battle to extinguish the environmentally devastating oil fires in Kuwait started by fleeing Iraqi forces at the end of the Gulf War.

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