Sebastião Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado is one of my favorite photographers and Master of photography. He was born in the state of Minas Gerais, BRAZIL. He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments.

Working entirely in a black-and-white format,  Salgado’s respect for his subjects and his determination to draw out the larger meaning of what is happening to them, has created an imagery that testifies to the fundamental dignity of all humanity while simultaneously protesting its violation by war, poverty and other injustices.

“I don’t want anyone to appreciate the light or the palette of tones. I want my pictures to inform, to provoke discussion – and to raise money. -”              Sebastião Salgado

This is a portrait of a poor woman who is sad and hungry. The composition of the photograph is very close and tight. Apparently, Salgado waited for the lady to show her depress expression to show the audience the actual feeling at this moment.


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