Letter to the World – Photojournalism Examples by Sebastiao Salgado

“[I want my photography] to create a discussion about what we have that is pristine on the planet, and what we must hold on this planet if we want to live.”

It has been said that when you ask amongst photojournalists who they are looking up to, they’ll say one name – Sebastiao Salgado. This admiration and influence did not grow overnight. In his TEDTALK, he bared it all – his humble beginnings and how he lives inside photography.

His projects take many years. Genesis is an ambitious one which took him eight years to complete. His other project, Workers took seven years as well while Migrations took six years. Migrations is a collection of photos while he extensively travelled 43 countries, seven continents.

Workers captured manual workers from 26 different countries all over the world. The most recent, Genesis spanned 30 trips to the world’s most pristine territories, land untouched by technology and modern life.

To give you an idea why he is noted for EPIC photojournalism, he spent 2 months just hiking through Ethiopia – it took him 500 miles and numerous-packed donkeys and their riders.

 

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The vast tail of a Southern right whale, photographed near Argentina in 2004.
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An iceberg photographed on the Antarctic Peninsula. Note the “castle tower,” at top right, apparently carved in the ice by wind erosion. (2005.)
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Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state. (2005.)
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Teureum is the leader of the Mentawai clan, which lives on Siberut Island in West Sumatra. The shaman is preparing a filter for sago. (2008.)
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Look, ma! No hands! Salgado photographed these chinstrap penguins on icebergs between the Zavodovski and Visokoi islands in the South Sandwich Islands, near Antarctica. (2009.)

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Tin oftentimes takes her folding bike and old camera along country roads. Sometimes, she forgets to take pictures (though she never forgets when she finds great photos elsewhere). She narrates through words and images here. Travel, creativity, laughter, cerveza negra, scavenge hunt for beauty, starry-windy nights are among the things that make her feel weightless.

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