Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

One of my greatest photographic inspirations is Sebastião Salgado. I love his large scale photographs and long term projects that I find genuinely moving. He is one of the best living photo journalists of our age.

Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places.

Although from a few years ago this is one not to be missed.

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay.

Interview with Sebastião Salgado at TED

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Martin Sean

London, UK