This Collector’s Edition (No. 401–2,400) of renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s Amazônia is numbered and signed by the photographer and accompanied by a corresponding bookstand designed by Renzo Piano exclusively for the Amazônia project (made from mild steel with powder coated painting and rubber adjustable feet: 35.4 x 15.2 x 44.7 in., 46 kg.).
The book and stand also come with one signed gelatin silver print on Ilford FB warmtone paper, either "Marauiá Mountain Range" (Art Edition No. 201–300) OR "The Paraná connecting the Rio Negro with the Cuyuní River" (Art Edition No. 301–400): 20.2 x 13.4 in. (image), 23.6 x 19.7 in. (sheet).
“This book is dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Brazil’s Amazon region. It is a celebration of the survival of their cultures, customs, and languages. It is also a tribute to their role as the guardians of the beauty, natural resources, and biodiversity of the planet’s largest rainforest in the face of unrelenting assault by the outside world. We are eternally grateful to them for allowing us to share their lives.”
-Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick Salgado
For six years Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there—this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth.