Photo Feature: Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado, a master photographer and story teller was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work. (

Salt of the Earth, an iconic film about the life of Selgado can be viewed here:

A TED Talk by Selgado himself: Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography (TED Talk)

Here’s another video that might capture your interest: