The Documentary on Sebastiao Salgado shows a documentary photographer as truly a man of the earth. His work and journey through photography seems to greatly reflect this. His earlier career and in fact his first big project went in depth with the people of South America. Salgado intimately got to know the people farming, mining and working in all over south america. He was there with them in their work and in their play. He captured their toil and struggle their as well as the laughter and joy.
Later on he looked to the nature, animals and environment. Struggling to capture pictures of some of the last large groups of walruses in the world. Watching this man wait for hours for a polar bear to leave so that the walrus would return to shore to be photographed. Then crawling and rolling on the ground in order to not alert the creatures of his presence. In away he is toiling in the earth much like the people we photographed earlier in his life, however he is now documenting the natural world around as he is a part of it.