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Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia

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For six years Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth.
Hardcover14.1 x 10.2 in.9.45 lb528 pages
“Sebastião Salgado has spent more than two decades documenting the complex lives of Indigenous Amazonian people as they stand strong in the face of unrelenting colonial forces.”
Scientific American
“Superb….. Salgado mythologises the landscapes he photographs.”
“A revealing and intimate study.”
“If one of the purposes of art is to help us see the world around us, then Sebastião Salgado’s photographs in Amazônia does so in the most spectacular way imaginable.”
“In over 500 pages of stunning and captivating photos and text, Salgado delivers a piercing look at a lost world, still surviving but under immense threat.”
“If Salgado’s book Genesis was a quest to document places on Earth unblemished by humans, his latest volume Amazônia speaks to the idea that humans can live on this planet in a sustainable way, through profiling the forest’s indigenous communities, and offering fresh perspectives on the forest itself.”
Amazônia, a stunning succession of black and white panoramas. Looking through his images, I feel the same awe I would feel in front of sublime paintings: serpentine rivers flow through seemingly limitless forests, sheer-sided rock escarpments vanish into skies, and apocalyptic clouds loom over wispy treetops.”
The Guardian
“Capture[s] the sheer scale of the still-unspoiled heart of this wilderness.”
The Guardian
“[Sebastião Salgado] spent six years capturing the Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous inhabitants, making a case for their ecological and cultural importance.”
The New York Times
“This book is a powerfully persuasive voice in an increasingly urgent campaign.”
The Times
“An exceptional book on the beauty of this almost lost paradise, threatened by a galloping deforestation.”
Le Soir
“This book is dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Brazil’s Amazon region. It is a celebration of the survival of their cultures, customs, and languages. It is also a tribute to their role as the guardians of the beauty, natural resources, and biodiversity of the planet’s largest rainforest in the face of unrelenting assault by the outside world. We are eternally grateful to them for allowing us to share their lives.”
Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick Salgado
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia


Endangered Paradise

Sebastião Salgado on the traces of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest

Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—an irreplaceable treasure of humanity.

In the book’s foreword Salgado writes: “For me, it is the last frontier, a mysterious universe of its own, where the immense power of nature can be felt as nowhere else on earth. Here is a forest stretching to infinity that contains one-tenth of all living plant and animal species, the world’s largest single natural laboratory.”

Salgado visited a dozen indigenous tribes that exist in small communities scattered across the largest tropical rainforest in the world. He documented the daily life 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 bonds, their hunting and fishing, the manner in which they prepare and share meals, their marvelous talent for painting their faces and bodies, the significance of their shamans, and their dances and rituals.

Sebastião Salgado has dedicated this book to the indigenous peoples of Brazil’s Amazon region: “My wish, with all my heart, with all my energy, with all the passion I possess, is that in 50 years’ time this book will not resemble a record of a lost world. Amazônia must live on.”

Founded in 1998 at Aimorés in the state of Minas Gerais, Instituto Terra is the culmination of Lélia Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado’s lifelong activism and work as cultural documentarians. Through a scientific program of planting and raising saplings, the organization has performed a miraculous reforestation of the once infertile region and furthered the Salgados’ mission of reversing the damage done to our planet. TASCHEN is proud to reach carbon zero status through our continued partnership.

Also available in a Collector's Edition and four Art Editions, each with a signed silver gelatin print, all with a book stand designed by Renzo Piano.
The photographer and author

Sebastião Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos. In 1994, he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado created Amazonas Images, which is today their studio, and exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Sahel. L’Homme en détresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), Gold (2019) and Amazônia (2021).

The editor

Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s, she began to conceive and design the majority of Sebastião Salgado’s photography books and all of the exhibitions of his work. 

Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia
Hardcover35.8 x 26 cm4.29 kg528 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8510-1

Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-8512-5

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-8513-2

Edition: Spanish
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September 20, 2024, 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Amazônia orchestra concert

Alte Oper, Frankfurt a.M., Germany



75 Ratings


Hugo,May 25, 2022
It's a genius

Deslumbrante Beleza Natural

Isabel,November 24, 2021
I've bought the book to offer it, but as it is so beautiful and inspiring I couldn't give it. I want to have it to see it whenever I want. It gives me peace and hope for a better world. So at least I decided to get another one to give.

Best Photography Book I Have Ever Purchased!

Zoltan,November 12, 2021
This is a great book with outstanding photos and a lot of information about the indigenous people. Beautifully bound and printed. Worth every penny.

Extraordinary book

Ivan D.,November 7, 2021
Extraordinary book with extraordinarily strong images to dream away. Beauty and power of landscapes and their inhabitants, totally away from our daily technological reality. At first you think "what a pity that there are no color photos in between", but perhaps they would have had a disturbing effect on our imagination ... Excellent coffee table book for when you want to spend some time in another world.

À jamais

Anonymous,November 3, 2021
Merci de nous offrir ce qui nous survit. Trop souvent dépeins comme un souvenir passé, l'Amazonie, dans toute sa richesse, existe toujours. Sa faune, sa flore et ses peuples qui y vivent, se refusent toujours à la frénésie humaine ainsi qu'à son industrie. Il est toujours bon de le rappeler et de le montrer.