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Posted December 2020
In 1973, Sebastião Salgado abandoned a promising career as an economist to pursue photojournalism. Today, he is universally celebrated as the world’s greatest living photographer.
From documenting famine with Medecins Sans Frontieres to navigating the rivers of Amazonia and living with indigenous tribes; and from recording the vanishing age of industrial labour to photographing the lives of urban migrants in the world’s bustling megalopolises, no-one has done more than Salgado to employ the photographic medium to document and fight for the rights and dignity of the marginalised and forgotten.
In conversation with Alan Riding, former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, he explores his extraordinary life, work and oeuvre