His many photo-reportages include, among others: Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000) and Africa (2007).

Salgado is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States and has collaborated with humanitarian organisations and worked for UNICEF, UN, Amnesty, WHO and Médecins Sans Frontières. In conjunction with an exhibition of images of vulnerable children, he said:

“I hope that the person who visits my exhibitions, and the person who comes out, are not quite the same. I believe that the average person can help a lot, not by giving material goods but by participating, by being part of the discussion, by being truly concerned about what is going on in the world.”

Hopefully Genesis will change our views, habits and commitments.