Migrant in a world of migrants

February 27, 2014
La Courneuve

La Courneuve

Before he was known as a photographer, Sebastião Salgado was something even more essential to his identity: an émigré. His left-leaning politics and commitment to social justice had led him to flee Brazil in 1969 to study economics in France. There, he found countless other exiles — the lucky ones — who had managed to escape the murderous grip of Latin America’s Operation Condor.

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