Sebastião Salgado

The silent drama of photography

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Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places.

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Sebastião Salgado · Photojournalist

Sebastião Salgado captures the dignity of the dispossessed through large-scale, long-term projects.

Sebastião Salgado captures the dignity of the dispossessed through large-scale, long-term projects.