The Remarkable Photography of Sebastião Salgado

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As a true lover of photojournalism, I am always intrigued by the stories of the men and women who choose to be on the front lines. They photograph war and struggle, famine and natural disasters, and most of the time they make it look easy.

Originally from Aimores, Brazil Sebastião Salgado could be considered a citizen of the world.  Together with his wife Lélia, Salgado has travelled to over 100 countries and created the most incredible pieces of photojournalism. He is clearly driven to tell a story with as much detail and honesty as possible.

Flip through to view some of Salgado’s work.

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This month, a documentary film on Salgado’s photography, partially directed by Salgado’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, hits theaters. If the trailer is any indication it looks like a must see. 

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