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  • 1. “It’s not the photographer who makes thepicture, but the person being photographed.”
  • 2.  Born in Brazil on February 8th, 1944. Became interested in photography in 1970.
  • 3.  Attended the first part of secondary school in his hometown of Aimorés. Moved to Vitoria to complete his secondary education in 1962. Left for São Paulo where Sebastião received a Masters in economics.
  • 4.  Sebastião traveled to Africa to document famine.
  • 5.  Moved to Paris to begin his life as a photographer in 1973. Worked as freelancer. Joined Sygma photographic agency in 1974. Joined the Gamma photographic agency in 1975. Photographed Indians and peasants of Latin America during 1977. Left Gamma and joined Magnum Photos in 1979. Salgado remained in Magnum Photos for the next 15 years.
  • 6.  Sebastião Salgado worked on an 18-month project documenting the African famine. He published two books during this time, Sahel:Man in Distress and Sahel el fin del camino (the end of the road).
  • 7.  Les Cheminots (1989) An Uncertain Grace (1990) The Best Photos (1992) The Workers (1993) Photopoche (1993) Terra (1997) Photopoche Serra Pelada (1999)
  • 8.  1986-1992 Sebastião travelled to 23 countries to photograph industrial life.
  • 9.  43 countries on every continent to document the people moving to the city.
  • 10.  Salgado photographed John Hinckley’s attempt to assassinate Ronald Reagan.
  • 11.  W. Eugene Smith Award in 1982. Oskar Barnack Award in 1985. Named Photographic journalist of the Year in 1986. Hasselblad Award in 1989. Featured in People magazine in 1993.
  • 12.  "Sebastiao Salgado - Biography." UNICEF - UNICEF Home. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <http://www.unicef.org/salgado/bio.htm>. "Biography: Sebastião Salgado | Art and Design | Guardian.co.uk." Latest News, Sport and Comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2004/sep/11/ sebastiaosalgado.photography2>. "Sebastiao Salgado." Masters of Photography. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <http://www.masters-of- photography.com/S/salgado/salgado_articles2.html>. "Sebastião Salgado - Inspiration from Masters of Photography - 121Clicks.com." A Photography Blog - Inspirations, Tutorials, Tips , Interviews and Showcases. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <http://121clicks.com/inspirations/sebastiao-salgado- inspiration-from-masters-of-photography>.