Sebastião Salgado

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A photographer, a whole world

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Sebastião Salgado

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Άλμπουμ φωτογραφιών του χρήστη ALFA Sebastião Salgado  Sebastião Salgado (born February 8 ,1944) is a Brazilian  photojournalist & social documentary photographer . He initially trained as an economist, earning a master’s degree in economics from the University of São Paulo He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century . Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993 . A new Oscar-nominated film “The Salt of the Earth”, 2014, by Wim Wenders tells the life story of Sebastião Salgado and the humanity too .

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Άλμπουμ φωτογραφιών του χρήστη ALFA Sebastião Salgado  Salgado works on long term, self-assigned projects many of which have been published as books:  The OtherAmericas ,  Sahel ,  Workers ,  Migrations  and  Genesis . The latter three are mammoth collections with hundreds of images each from all around the world. His most famous pictures are of a gold mine in Brazil called  Serra Pelada . Between 2004 and 2011, Salgado worked on "Genesis," aiming at the presentation of the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature. In September and October 2007, Salgado displayed his photographs of  coffee  workers from India, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil at the Brazilian Embassy in London. The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of the origins of the popular drink. Together, Lélia and 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 . The Instituto is dedicated to a mission of reforestation, conservation and environmental education .

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The end! Music: by  Laurent Petitgand for the film “The Salt of the Earth”, 2014

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