Sebastião Salgado is one of the most famous and respected photojournalists working today.

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Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes, he is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.

He was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, Brazil. Salgado studied economics, but after going on business trips to Africa, in 1973 he switched to photography.

“I hope that the person who visits my exhibitions, and the person who comes out, are not quite the same, I believe that the average person can help a lot, not by giving material goods but by participating, by being part of the discussion, by being truly concerned about what is going on in the world.” – says the photographer.


Penguins on icebergs between the Zavodovski and Visokoi islands in the South Sandwich Islands, near Antarctica (2009)

The vast tail of a Southern right whale near Argentina (2004)

Colony of chinstrap penguins Mount Michael, active volcano in South Sandwich Islands (2009)

Two black-browed albatrosses nestle while overlooking the Willis Islands near South Georgia, in the far South Atlantic (2009)

Alaska (2009)

Nenets of the Siberian Arctic, Russia (2011)

Marine iguana in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (2005)

The mosque of Istiqlal, Jakarta, Indonesia (1996)

Papua New Guinea (2008)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska (2009)

Zo’e women in State of Para, Brazil (2009)

A pair of Southern Elephant Seal calves, South Georgia (2009)

Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait (1991)

The Mursi and the Surma women in Ethiopia are the last women in the world to wear lip plates. It’s unclear precisely why or how this custom evolved, but it is a mark of women of high birth (2007)

Churchgate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India (1995)

Korem camp, Ethiopia (1984)

Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state (2005)

The Nenet people, living deep within the Yamal peninsula in Siberia, inside the Arctic Circle (2011)