Sebastião Salgado, Nenets, Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, 2011. Image courtesy of W Magazine.
The Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled to well over 100 countries over the last three decades, immersing himself in far-flung communities for weeks at a time. His trademark black-and-white photograph series have documented everything from the lives of manual laborers across the globe (India's irrigation canals, Poland's shipyards) to untouched landscapes like the endless flats of Antarctica. Now his work is making the journey for Sebastião Salgado: The World Through His Eyes, an exhibition opening in February at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre that marks the photographer's first major showing in Thailand.