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The renowned Brazilian documentary photographer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sebastião Salgado is best-known for three career defining projects: Workers, documenting the vanishing life of manual laborers across the world; Migrations, illuminating the epic displacement of the world’s people at the close of the twentieth century; and most recently, Genesis, the result of Salgado’s epic expedition to rediscover the peoples and natural world that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society. A man of prodigious determination, having traveled to over 100 countries for his work, Salgado has become increasingly invested in issues of eco-conservation and environmental education, creating the Instituto Terra with his wife Lélia to restore a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Joined in conversation by author Pico Iyer, one of the world’s most revered travel writers, Salgado shares the stories behind some of the most perspective-shifting images of life on Earth during this unique evening with ALOUD at The Broad Stage.


*Due to an overwhelming response during Member pre-sale, tickets for this program are currently SOLD OUT.
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Tickets are still available the March 2 program in Santa Barbara featuring Sebastião Salgado. For more information, visit UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. After studying economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with numerous photo agencies until 1994, when he and wife Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

He has travelled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have been presented in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). In 2004, Salgado began a project named Genesis, a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

In addition to being a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, he is an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.

Together, he and his wife have worked since the 1990’s on the restoration of a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In 1998 they succeeded in turning this land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra. The Instituto is dedicated to a mission of reforestation, conservation and environmental education. The Salgados currently reside in Paris.

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and ten works of nonfiction, including, in recent years, two New York Times bestsellers, The Art of Stillness and The Open Road, based on three decades of conversations and travels with the fourteenth Dalai Lama. He gave two-million view talks for TED.com in both 2013 and 2014–one on movement, one on stillness–and he writes up to 100 articles a year for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s and Granta. Born in Oxford, England, to parents from India, Iyer grew up between England and California and has been based in rural Japan since 1992.

Event Location:
The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Box Office and Ticketing Information:
All tickets for this program must be purchased via The Broad.
Box office: 310.434.3200

All ticket sales are final.


Main image credit: (c) Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery

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