This documentary by Wim Wenders creates a wonderful picture of the famous, extensive oeuvre of the passionate photographer Sebastião Salgado and of the man himself, who believes that every story deserves to be told.
More than 20 years ago, a photograph of a blind Berber woman caught the eye of director Wim Wenders. Even to this day, that photograph hangs in his office. It was taken by Sebastião Salgado, a Brazilian photographer of world renown. He has spent the past 40 years crossing continents to photograph forgotten places and people, and the major events of our era; international conflicts, famines and exoduses. Salgado, today a man marked by life, talks about his black and white photographs, some of which depict unimaginable tragedies and cruelties. “No animal has as much aggression as man” , he says.
But what do you do as a photographer when you feel you can’t face any more cruelty? Salgado responded in his own way: together with his son and armed with his camera, he now rolls between walruses and polar bears to show that the world still has many unspoilt places.