Sebastiao Salgado is an award-winning Brazilian photographer known for his arresting documentation of communities around the world.Sebastiao Salgado was born on February 8, 1944, in Aimores, Brazil. After an early career as an economist, he decided to become a photographer in the 1970s. Salgado has earned fame for his stark photos of people coping with the effects of poverty, famine, industrialization and political oppression. He has published several books and has received awards for his socially conscious photojournalism.
"Photography is not objective. It is deeply subjective - my photography is consistent ideologically and ethically with the person I am."
- "Sebastiao Salgado"