A wonderful article on Sebastian Salgado this morning in the New York Times.
He too has been photographing nature, traveling the world over for his "Genesis" project. His subject matter for this project is the natural world that has been untouched by modern development.
In the article, Salgado states “I’m 100 percent sure that alone my photographs would not do anything. But as part of a larger movement, I hope to make a difference,” he said. “It isn’t true that the planet is lost. We must work hard to preserve it.” So I am thinking that he along with so many other artists are trying to do just this.
If you are not familiar with his work, you should be. It is epic. He is well known for his Workers and Migration projects. He clearly photographs with his head and his heart and is one of the great photographers working today.
Going up the Serra Pelada mine, Brazil, 1986
Full view of the Serra Pelada gold mine, Brazil 1986
Gourma-Rharous, Mali 1985
Refugees in the Korem camp, Ethiopia, 1984