Breathtaking Photography By Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado

Published 10 years ago

Brazil-born Sebastião Salgado is probably one the most well-known photojournalist working today. He has been creating his spectacular works for almost four decades and has been awarded with many major photographic prizes. Salgado is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in USA.

I hope that the person who visits my exhibitions, and the person who comes out, are not quite the same, I believe that the average person can help a lot, not by giving material goods but by participating, by being part of the discussion, by being truly concerned about what is going on in the world,” says Salgado.

Take a look at this collection of just a few of Sebastião Salgado’s many incredible photographs.


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Penguins on icebergs between the Zavodovski and Visokoi islands in the South Sandwich Islands, near Antarctica (2009)

The vast tail of a Southern right whale near Argentina (2004)

Colony of chinstrap penguins Mount Michael, active volcano in South Sandwich Islands (2009)

Alaska (2009)

Nenets of the Siberian Arctic, Russia (2011)

Marine iguana in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (2005)

The mosque of Istiqlal, Jakarta, Indonesia (1996)

Papua New Guinea (2008)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska (2009)

Two black-browed albatrosses nestle while overlooking the Willis Islands near South Georgia, in the far South Atlantic (2009)

Zo’e women in State of Para, Brazil (2009)

A pair of Southern Elephant Seal calves, South Georgia (2009)

Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait (1991)

The Mursi and the Surma women in Ethiopia are the last women in the world to wear lip plates. It’s unclear precisely why or how this custom evolved, but it is a mark of women of high birth (2007)

Korem camp, Ethiopia (1984)

The Nenet people, living deep within the Yamal peninsula in Siberia, inside the Arctic Circle (2011)

Churchgate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India (1995)

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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