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Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia

Hardcover, 14.1 x 10.2 in., 9.43 lb, 528 pages
US$ 150
Edition: English
Edition: English
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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.

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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), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), and Gold (2019).

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. Since 1994, Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas Images (until 2017) and their Paris studio.

Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia
Hardcover, 14.1 x 10.2 in., 9.43 lb, 528 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8510-1
Edition: English

Customer reviews (67)


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 Desender, November 07, 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

Charles, November 03, 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.

Des photos de paysages à couper le souffle

Bernard, November 01, 2021
Une humanité exemplaire , un vrai respect des autres humain et la reconnaissance de nos origines des photos de paysages à couper le souffle comme autant de poésies jetées au vents

A M A Z I N G !!!!

Claude, November 01, 2021
A really AMAZING book! In all aspects: by its size, by its quality, by its photos, ... I have been to Amazonia several times myself, but have never had the opportunity to meet the variety of indigeneous people as they are covered in this beautiful and comprehensive masterpiece. Also the landscapes in black and white are absolutely stunning. A must-have to look through it again and again.

Beautiful, evocative and telling

Derek, November 01, 2021
Years of hard work, dedication and experience have resulted in Amazonia. Beautifully portrayed, exceptionally evocative and extremely telling with the powerful message that action is required now to repair and save Amazonia and the world.

Amazing black and white photos

Sulaiman, October 31, 2021
I enjoyed this coffee table art piece very much. They took me away to a different world in the same way National Geographic took me around the world as a kid. Salgado is one of those rare artists who is capable of creating works with a political message that are also extremely beautiful and can effectively focus the attention of the public on an issue, whether it is the massacres in Rwanda or the plight of Brazilian gold miners, subjects he has treated in the past.

A Photographer's Photographer

Nigel, October 29, 2021
Salgado excels as ever in this luxurious edition by Taschen. Using monochrome he explores intimately man's relationship with the Amazon region. Acting as a visual story teller whose ability to paint a thousand words with every picture Salgado represents the indigenous peoples as well as highlighting the life shaped by this wonderful landscape. A living landscape that while exotic to many is one which requires us all to understand in order to ensure its preservation for generations to come.
Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia
Sebastião Salgado.
US$ 150
Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia