Sebastião Salgado: “I had travelled to the dawn of time.”

Written by Lowenna Waters

Figure Eight, Serra Pelada, Brazil. 1986.

Figure Eight, Serra Pelada, Brazil. 1986.

The iconic documentary photographer, named Master of Photography at Photo London, on new biopic The Salt of the Earth, directed by his son Juliano and the German director Wim Wenders

Sebastião Salgado has created some of the twentieth century’s most iconic photography. From war zones to famine, genocide to exodus, Salgado has documented many of the world’s major events of the last 40 years in crisp black-and-white pictures. He’s also won countless prizes, including being named last week as a Master of Photography at Photo London this weekend.