The star photographer shows a new photo book

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The Brazilian star photographer Sebastião Salgado has had a career with rarity. His pictures of the misery of mankind went around the world as well as those of the beauty of our planet. With his latest illustrated book, “Amazônia”, the 77-year-old proves once again that he has stayed in his heart what he was as a young man: a political activist.

At 77, Sebastião Salgado set out to become more sensible. That is what the Brazilian star photographer, whose daredevil life is hard to beat, asserts. With his blue eyes, which are framed by bushy-white brows, he looks deeply into the webcam when he says so. Salgado has just completed a great adventure: the 500-page illustrated book “Amazônia”.