Sebastiao Salgado

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Birthday
8, 1944
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

Award-winning photographer known for such photojournalism projects as Migrations, Sahel: The End of the Road, and Genesis. His socially-themed documentary projects often focus on the plight of workers in third-world countries.

Before Fame

After studying economics at the University of Sao Paulo, he worked for the International Coffee Organization. It was during his worldwide travels with this organization that he first became interested in photography.

Trivia

He received the 1993 Royal Photographic Society medal and fellowship.

Family Life

He established a photography agency called Amazonas Images with his wife, Lelia Wanick Salgado.

Associated With

He and Australian artist Ken Done both became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors.