Published by TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado studied economics and began his career as a professional photographer in Paris (1973) and is one of the most celebrated photographers in the world today. After working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas Images. He has travelled and photographed in over 120 countries world-wide. His work is presented in innumerable books, including L’Homme en détresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), and Gold (2019).
Salgado traveled around the Brazilian Amazon for six years and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth.