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The eyes of the soul Sebastiao Salgado, with a mind of exquisite sensitivity and a sublime vision, has become a narrator without words. With the eyes of the heart, he tells human misery with visual screams. Because, as the saying goes: "An image is worth more than a thousand words". Trained as economist, this genius humanist and ecological photographer, was born in Brazil (1944) and has traveled 100 countries with his camera. His love for humanity and the planet has driven him to create his own agency, Amazonas Images and Terra Institute, with which he dreams to recover the Amazonian forest. Salgado's photographs of refugees show the best and the worst of humanity. The UNICEF Ambassador and photojournalist, is famous for his personal touch in capturing the worst humanitarian crises.

After studying Economics at the University of Sao Paulo in (Brazil) and Vanderbilt University (USA), Sebastiao worked with the International Coffee Organisation for which he traveled constantly. But he loved photography and always carried a camera in his suitcase. As an advisor to the World Bank, he traveled to Angola and Mozambique where he observed extreme exploitation. There he decided to use photography to show the world this reality and in 1973 he left his job to become a professional photographer. Since then, he has never stopped traveling. He teamed up with the best agencies: Magnum Photos, Sygma and Gamma. In 1994, he founded the Amazonas Images Agency, with his wife, LĂŠlia Wanick.

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