06 Abr Meet Sebastião Salgado: internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer

Meet Sebastião Salgado: internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer1

Meet Sebastião Salgado: internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer

The Salt of the Earth, the stunning Oscar-nominated biographical documentary of Brazilian photographer Sebastian Salgado by award-winning director Wim Wenders will be shown at the Filmhouse for first time in Edinburgh, Saturday the 16 May, as part of the Portuguese-speaking programme.

Sebastian Salgado was born in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1944. He studied and started working as an economist but left his career for photography in 1973. After working for different agencies such as Magnum and Sygma, he formed his own photo agency in 1994. He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books.

 

Synopsis:

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.

Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Read more about the film: http://bit.ly/1FwbFeb

Also, as a Scottish Premiere, “Meeting Sebastião Salgado” the first Brazilian documentary about Salgado will be showcased at CCA Glasgow, the 23rd of May.

It is based on an in-depth interview given at his house in Paris, in 2012. During this conversation, Salgado discusses the beginning of his career, back in 1973, the importance of photojournalism in his life, his creative process, his on-the-road lifestyle and personal life.