Lélia Wanick Salgado 

Lélia Wanick Salgado

Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography began in 1970. In the 1980s, she started managing photographic projects created in partnership with Sebastião Salgado, who has now been her partner for almost 60 years, and she initiated the conception and design of the majority of the books and all the exhibitions those projects originated. In the late 1990s, in the Atlantic Forest region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Lélia e Sebastião created Instituto Terra, an NGO dedicated to reforestation, and environmental conservation and education. This institution has already planted nearly 3 million trees, and it has become a worldwide reference in terms of ecosystem restoration and environmental rehabilitation and preservation. For her activities as an environmentalist, Lélia was one of the recipients of the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity in 2023.  

Day 10.11 | 18.30 | An interview with Lélia Wanick Salgado