May 22, 2021
Amazon in pictures: Sebastião Salgado's last frontier
Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado spent six years travelling around the Amazon region, capturing images of the forest, rivers and mountains for his latest book, Amazônia. A lifelong advocate for the Amazon's indigenous people, Salgado documented the daily lives of a dozen of the tribes scattered throughout the rainforest - from hunting and fishing expeditions, to dances and rituals. Born in 1944, Salgado left a career in economics to start as a photographer in 1973. Over the years, Salgado's work has featured in numerous exhibitions and books, the latest of which brings together his Amazon photography. Amazônia, by Sebastião Salgado, is published by Taschen.
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