Extraordinary New Book Unveils the Untold Stories of the World's Greatest Photojournalists - Feature Shoot

The duty of a photojournalist, according to many, is to remain detached in a moment of crisis, to compartmentalize scenes of violence and war from the goings on of everyday life. As suggested by Italian journalist Mario Calabresi in his extraordinary book

As suggested by Italian journalist Mario Calabresi in his extraordinary book Eyes Wide Open, however, the best storytellers are those who allow themselves to be submerged within often painful events, to forgo absolute objectivity in favor of something rarer: a precarious marriage of impartiality and intimate involvement. In interviews with ten photographers who have not only documented but in many ways shaped the course of history—Steve McCurry, Josef Koudelka, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin, and Sebastiao Salgado

Meet the Filmmakers Behind the Salt of the Earth Salgado Documentary | American Photo

Salgado the photographer was rejuvenated. He began work on Genesis, an eight-year magnum opus documenting the incredible beauty of the planet, rather than its tragedies. Along the way, he asked film directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, his son, to accompany him on some of his Genesis trips. From these journeys, "Salt of the Earth" was born. The film joins Juliano’s Genesis footage with interviews Wenders conducted with Salgado in a dark room, through a two-way mirror, as the photographer analyzes his own work.

Sebastião Salgado’s Journey From Brazil to the World

In a wide-ranging interview, Sebastião Salgado discusses a new documentary that tracks his path from childhood in Brazil to witnessing some of the greatest stories of his age.

Listen, I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language. I went to photograph the things that I had a great curiosity to see and to organize. I felt a certain revulsion, and a compulsion to show that others also have dignity, that dignity is not an exclusive property of the rich countries of the north but exists all over the planet. That’s what photography was for me, my language, my life and my way of going about and doing things

Envisioning Human Rights Part III Stephen Ferry, Ken Light, Stephen Goldblatt, Sebastião Salgado – The Eye of Photography

We’ve become such a 24/7 moving world with a constant stream of news and sound and pictures,” writes Light. “And the wonderful thing of a still photograph is you get to linger, you get to stop, you get to look, you get to think, you get to react, and it is a very different experience.

Sebastião Salgado’s “Genesis” | PDN Photo of the Day

“Genesis,” debuts in the United States today, September 19, at International Center of Photography (ICP). “The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change,” ICP said in a statement about the exhibition.

The Tri-X factor

Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why

Kodak's Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why

Sebastião Salgado: Migrant in a World of Migrants

Majid Saeedi’s work explores the paradox of living life amidst war—he focuses not so much on conflict itself, but rather on the daily life of people living with conflict, a detail that differentiates his work from much of what has been documented in the Middle East. Life in War captures everyday moments of everyday people living in war’s ravaged path, haunted by both a traumatic past and uncertain future.

DxO Film Pack for Free, and Salgado's Method

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This workflow lets him shoot digital images that look identical to his film images and result in a silver halide archival print and an archival negative (that can be printed from in the future).

The silent drama of photography

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. Here, he tel

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. 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.

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Salgado, who spent much of the past nine years trekking to the last wild places on earth to take the pictures collected in his new photography book, Genesis (Taschen; 520 pages), a window into the primordial corners of creation.

National Geographic Photo Seminar 2013 - A Photo Editor

I attended National Geographic’s annual Photo Seminar last week. What started in 1967 as a way for photographers to informally gather and talk about their work (one attendee described it as an after the holidays palate cleanser), has become an annual rite

Finally, Sebastião Salgado whose passion and devotion to photography and planet surely cannot be matched delivered the perfect summation of what I just witnessed: “Photography is the most powerful language ever created in the modern world”

Sebastião Salgado in Siberia - in pictures

For his latest epic project, Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado spent eight years documenting parts of the world untainted by modern life. Here, he shares the images he took of the nomadic Nenets of northern Siberia

"For his latest epic project, Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado spent eight years documenting parts of the world untainted by modern life. Here, he shares the images he took of the nomadic Nenets of northern Siberia "

An Interview With Sebastião Salgado

The photographer discusses his photographs from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

I must carry very, very good shoes. I use one American sandal called Keens. They are very good. With them, I can cross the river. It’s more important for a photographer to have very good shoes than to have a very good camera. Because you walk a lot. A lot, a lot, a lot!

Another World, Another Planet: Alaska’s North

What Sebastião Salgado sees in places untouched by humanity.

Seeking a pristine land untouched by humanity, Sebastião Salgado photographed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. Porcupine caribou, named for the Porcupine River, on the flatlands between Kaktovik village (on the Arctic Ocean coast) and the Brooks Range mountains.

Sebastião Salgado – Back to Nature, in Pictures and Action

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JORI FINKEL – NYTimes.com says:

SEBASTIÃO SALGADO sounds as if he’s slightly allergic to Los Angeles. It’s not just that this celebrated Brazilian photojournalist has been sniffling since he arrived in the city, explaining: “I was born in a tropical ecosystem. I’m not used to these plants.” It’s also that he peppers his description of the city with words like strange and crazy, noting that he was mesmerized by the sight of the endless stream of automobile traffic as his plane made its descent.