Image by Sebastião Salgado.
Serra Pelada, 1986. Photograph by Sebastião Salgado.

Back in 2001 I was studying Social Communications and came across this image from Sebastião Salgado while researching photojournalism on my Pentium II with a 14-inch VGA display. It was the first time I realized how artful and poetic a single click could be. How powerful a frozen moment could impact viewers pretty much forever, especially in the internet era. In this image, Sebastião registers the gold miners in the Amazon Serra Pelada, in 1986. It was all manual work based on what seemed to be a colossal human anthill, where man, mud and greed were one.

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