Lelia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s she began conceiving and designing the majority of Sebastiao Salgado's photography books and all the exhibitions of his work. Lelia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas Images since 1994. Sebastiao 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 Lelia Wanick Salgado created Amazonas Images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado's photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Sahel, L'Homme en detresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), and Kuwait, A Desert on Fire (2016).
"It's a stunning masterpiece - a true book for the ages."
"GENESIS honors its biblical antecedent... there could be no more powerful reminder of all that we stand to lose."
"GENESIS... a biblical title that suits the majesty of his subjects and offers the work as a beautifully articulated prayer for preservation and respect."
"GENESIS is something new, something quite different. Stylistically and conceptually it is a new direction."
"GENESIS will further cement Salgado's reputation as one if the most significant photographers of his age."
"...a tribute to the diversity of planet earth."