Brazilian, economist, world traveler, photographer and above all, idealist. Sebastião Salgado, a living legend photographer, started with photography when he was already in his thirties. Since then he worked on different long-term-projects all over the world. His epic photography shows his engagement with people suffering in a non-stop-changing world. Not sure what he uses for photography equipement at this moment, but for his older projects he liked to work with very fast film and a small aperture to get a great depth-of-field. Therefore there is a massive amount of details in his pictures which pulls the spectator in.
Some of his projects:
- Serra Pelada gold mine (Brazil)
- Oil wells on fire in Kuwait in the first Gulf war
- The horrific photographs of genocide in Rwanda
- Genesis, his latest proect, where he captures undamaged nature and people whom are untouched by modern society.
His work is documented in some beautiful books, which I highly recommend. Take a look at the images below and be amazed by the power of his pictures