Sebastiao Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lelia created Amazonas images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado's photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel, L'Homme en detresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), and Genesis (2013). Lelia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s she began conceiving and designing photography books and exhibitions, many with Sebastiao Salgado, including Genesis. Lelia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas images since 1994.
"In the freakish hyper-reality of 2016, where tragedy upon tragedy dominate news cycles, a collection like Exodus adds historical context to the global story of humanity on the move."