Sebastião Salgado traveled through the Brazilian Amazon and spent six years photographing the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary area: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there - an irreplaceable treasure of humanity.
In the book's preface, Salgado writes, "For me, this is the final frontier, a mysterious universe of its own, where the immense power of nature can be felt like nowhere else on earth. Here is a forest that extends to infinity and contains a tenth of all living plant and animal species, the largest natural laboratory in the world."
Salgado visited a dozen indigenous tribes living in small communities scattered throughout the world's largest tropical rainforest. He documented the daily lives of the Yanomami, the Asháninka, the Yawanawá, the Suruwahá, the Zo'é, the Kuikuro, the Waurá, the Kamayurá, the Korubo, the Marubo, the Awá and the Macuxi--their warm family ties, their hunting and fishing, the way they prepare and share meals, their prodigious talent for painting their faces and bodies, the significance of their shamans and their dances and rituals.
Sebastião Salgado dedicated this book to the indigenous peoples of the Amazon region of Brazil: "My wish, with all my heart, with all my energy, with all the passion I possess, is that 50 years from now this book will not look like an account of a lost world. Amazônia must live on."
Title: Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia
Size: 277 x 363 x 49 mm
Size: 528 pages
Weight: 4102 grams