11 February 2008

Sebastião Salgado ~ Belated Birthday Greetings

Sebastião Salgado (left) gives the Brazilian president
Lula da Silva his new book (October 2006).
Photograph © Wilson Dias/Agência Brasil.

My plan for the New Year has been to mark the dates of births or deaths of people of various sorts whom I find admirable. I started with Walter Mosley last month. Well, so much for being organized. Even with a list of names and dates, I managed to forget that friday was Sebastião Salgado's birthday. He was born 8 February 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In any case, a belated birthday greeting to a man whose creativity and integrity I respect immensely.

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