Sebastião Salgado  (Brazilian, 1944) 

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Sebastião Salgado (Brazilian, b.1944) is a documentary photographer and photojournalist best known for his work covering Africa and Latin America and his collaborations with humanitarian organizations. He was working on a PhD in agricultural economics and working for the International Coffee Organization in Africa when he began taking photographs and decided to become a professional photojournalist. His first assignments were for the Sygma and Gamma agencies, including a long essay about the peasants of Latin America, published as the book Other Americas in 1986. His book Workers, published in 1993, encompasses a larger project of documenting industrial laborers across 23 countries. His next project, Migrations, begun in 1993 and published in 2005, features peoples from 43 countries who moved from the countryside to cities. In 1984, Salgado began a series of photographs documenting the African famine for exhibitions and two books to support the organization Doctors Without Borders. He has received several awards, including the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He currently lives in Paris.

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Sebastião Salgado, Brasil (Serra Pelada - Backs)

 

Sebastião Salgado
Brasil (Serra Pelada - Backs)
1986

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Sebastião Salgado, Miners Backs, Gold Mining, Serra Pelada, Brazil

 

Sebastião Salgado
Miners Backs, Gold Mining, Serra Pelada, Brazil
1986
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Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Islands & the Shetland Islands, Antarctica

 

Sebastião Salgado
Iceberg between Paulet Islands & the Shetland Islands, Antarctica
2005
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Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate Station, Bombay, India

 

Sebastião Salgado
Churchgate Station, Bombay, India
1995
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Sebastião Salgado, Church Gate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India

 

Sebastião Salgado
Church Gate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India
1995

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Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between the Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

 

Sebastião Salgado
Iceberg between the Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
2005

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Sebastião Salgado, The Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Pará, Brazil (Figure 8)

 

Sebastião Salgado
The Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Pará, Brazil (Figure 8)
1986

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Sebastião Salgado, Serra Pelada, Backs

 

Sebastião Salgado
Serra Pelada, Backs
1986

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Sebastião Salgado, Church Street Station, Bombay, India

 

Sebastião Salgado
Church Street Station, Bombay, India
1995

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Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India

 

Sebastião Salgado
Churchgate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India, 1995
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Sebastião Salgado, Botswana

 

Sebastião Salgado
Botswana, 2008
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Sebastião Salgado, Kuwait

 

Sebastião Salgado
Kuwait, 1991
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1944   Born on February 8, 1944 in Aimorés in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
1973   Began his career as a professional photographer in Paris
1982   W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanitarian Photography, USA (Ethiopian Famine)
1982   Award for continuing the project on the Latin American peasants, Ministry of Culture, France
1984   Prix de la Ville de Paris et Kodak, for a first photographic book, Other Americas, France
1985   World Press Photo Award, Holland
1988   Photographic Journalist of the Year by the International Center of Photography, USA
1989   Erna and Victor Hasselblad Award, for life achievement, Sweden
1991   World Press Photo Award winner, Oskar Barnack individual Award
1993   Featured in People Magazine
1993   Prize for the Best Photography Book of the Year, for Workers, Arles International Festival, France
1998   Founded Instituto Terra to promote reforestation and environmental education
2001   Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
2007    Africa, Taschen
2005    An Uncertain Grace, Aperture
2004    Genesis, Taschen
2000    Migrations: Humanity in Transition, Aperture
2000    The Children, Aperture
1997    Terra: Struggle of the Landless, Phaidon
1992    Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age, Aperture
1988    Sahel: The End of the Road, University of California Press
1986    Other Americas, Pantheon
1986    Sahel: Man in Distress, Aperture