Sebastião Salgado

Grasiele Santos

CBPF, Oct 27th 2010.


Brief biography Main works Portfolio Conclusions & references

Brief biography
Born in Brazil in 1944, in the state of Minas Gerais, Sebastião Salgado studied economics in São Paulo and Paris and worked in Brazil and England. While traveling as an economist to Africa, he began photographing the people he encountered, using his wife's camera. In 1973 he left his work to become a photographer.

He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. With his wife, Sebastião have worked since the 1990s on the restoration of a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In 1998 they succeeded in turning this land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra.

Main works
Note: Dates refer to Englishlanguage editions. * An Uncertain Grace (1992) * Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age (1993), includes photos from 26 countries * Terra (1997)

* Migrations (2000), includes photos from 39 countries * The Children: Refugees and Migrants (2000) * Sahel: The End of the Road (2004) * Afrika (2007) * Genesis (in preparation)

"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." Henri-Cartier Bresson “The planet remains divided, the first world in a crisis of excess, the third world in a crisis of need.” Salgado

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