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Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg Between the Paulet Islands and the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005. Gelatin Silver Print, 21.2 x 29.8 inches, 53.8 x 75.7 cm. Signed.

'Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is one of the most respected photojournalists working today. Appointed a UNICEF Special Representative on 3 April 2001, he has dedicated himself to chronicling the lives of the world's dispossessed, a work that has filled ten books and many exhibitions and for which he has won numerous awards in Europe and in the Americas. ...

Educated as an economist, Mr. Salgado, 57, began his photography career in 1973. His first book, Other Americas, about the poor in Latin America, was published in 1986. This was followed by Sahel: Man in Distress (also published in 1986), the result of a 15 month long collaboration with Medecins San Frontières covering the drought in northern Africa. From 1986 to 1992 he documented manual labour world-wide, resulting in a book and exhibition called Workers, a monumental undertaking that confirmed his reputation as a photo documentarian of the first order. From 1993 to 1999, he turned his attention to the global phenomenon of mass displacement of people, resulting in the internationally acclaimed books Migrations and The Children published in 2000. ...

Working entirely in a black-and-white format, Mr. Salgado's respect for his subjects and his determination to draw out the larger meaning of what is happening to them, has created an imagery that testifies to the fundamental dignity of all humanity while simultaneously protesting its violation by war, poverty and other injustices.

Over the years Mr. Salgado has collaborated generously with international humanitarian organizations including UNICEF, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontières and Amnesty International. With his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, he is presently supporting a reforestation and community revitalization project in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. ...

Mr. Salgado lives in Paris, France, with his family. His wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, directs their company, Amazonas Images, and has designed his major books and exhibitions.' [unicef.org]

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Publication: Granger, Michel, 1946-. Michel Granger : terre / portrait, photographie de Sebastião Salgado ; préface de Yann Arthus-Bertrand ; textes de Michel Granger et Pierre Jullien. Paris : Cherche midi, c2007. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Sebastião Salgado / introduction by Christian Caujolle. London : Thames & Hudson, 2006. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Sahel : the end of the road / Sebastião Salgado ; foreword by Orville Schell ; introduction by Fred Ritchin ; afterword by Eduardo Galeano. Berkeley, CA : University of California, c2004. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. The end of polio : a global effort to end a disease / photographs by Sebastião Salgado ; foreword by Kofi A. Annan. Boston : Bulfinch Press, AOL Time Warner Book Group, c2003. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Retratos de crianças do êxodo. The children : refugees and migrants / Sebastião Salgado ; concept and design by Lélia Wanick Salgado. New York : Aperture, c2000. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Migrations : humanity in transition / Sebastião Salgado ; concept and design by Lélia Wanick Salgado. New York : Aperture, c2000. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Terra : struggle of the landless / Sebastião Salgado ; preface by José Saramago ; poetry by Chico Buarque. London : Phaidon, 1997. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. Workers : an archaeology of the industrial age / Sebastião Salgado ; [text by Sebastião Salgado and Eric Nepomuceno ; conception and design by Lélia Wanick Salgado]. New York : Aperture, c1993. Salgado, Sebastião, 1944-. An uncertain grace / photographs by Sebastião Salgado ; essays by Eduardo Galeano and Fred Ritchin. New York, N.Y. : Aperture Foundation, c1990.
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