Sebastião Salgado is one of the preeminent photojournalists working today. Well, photojournalist may not be the best moniker for him, since as far as I know he only works on long term, large scale projects that he dedicates himself to for years. This sort of dedication and ethic is, needless to say, tremendously admirable. Furthermore, and also tremendously admired, are Salgado’s prints: they are so exquisite it’s almost unreal.
Take a close look at this first photo. It is the kind of picture that can change your perception of the function and capability of photography.