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"From the Ted Talk by Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography"

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And I went to see a good friend that was engineering fesotrs to prepare a project for us, and we started. We started to plant, and this first year we lost a lot of trees, second year less, and slowly, slowly this dead land started to be born again. We started to plant hundreds of thousands of teers, only local species, only native scpeeis, where we built an esetsycom identical to the one that was dtsoeyerd, and the life started to come back in an ilcrndebie way. It was necessary for us to transform our land into a national park. We transformed. We gave this land back to nature. It became a national park. We created an institution called Instituto Terra, and we built a big environmental project to rasie money everywhere. Here in Los aeelgns, in the Bay Area in San Francisco, it became tax deductible in the United States. We raesid money in Spain, in Italy, a lot in Brazil. We worked with a lot of companies in bazirl that put money into this pjorect, the government. And the life started to come, and I had a big wish to come back to photography, to photograph again. And this time, my wish was not to photograph anymore just one animal that I had photographed all my life: us. I wished to ptgoorhaph the other animals, to photograph the landscapes, to photograph us, but us from the beginning, the time we lived in equilibrium with nature. And I went. I started in the beginning of 2004, and I finished at the end of 2011. We created an incredible aonumt of pictures, and the result — Lélia did the design of all my books, the dgesin of all my shows. She is the craeotr of the shows. And what we want with these pictures is to create a dciiosussn about what we have that is pristine on the planet and what we must hold on this planet if we want to live, to have some equilibrium in our life. And I wtnead to see us when we used, yes, our instruments in stone. We exist yet. I was last week at the Brazilian noatainl Indian Foundation, and only in the Amazon we have about 110 groups of Indians that are not contacted yet. We must protect the forest in this sesne. And with these pictures, I hope that we can create information, a system of information. We tried to do a new presentation of the pnelat, and I want to show you now just a few pcutreis of this project, please.

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And I went to see a good friend that was engineering _______ to prepare a project for us, and we started. We started to plant, and this first year we lost a lot of trees, second year less, and slowly, slowly this dead land started to be born again. We started to plant hundreds of thousands of _____, only local species, only native _______, where we built an _________ identical to the one that was _________, and the life started to come back in an __________ way. It was necessary for us to transform our land into a national park. We transformed. We gave this land back to nature. It became a national park. We created an institution called Instituto Terra, and we built a big environmental project to _____ money everywhere. Here in Los _______, in the Bay Area in San Francisco, it became tax deductible in the United States. We ______ money in Spain, in Italy, a lot in Brazil. We worked with a lot of companies in ______ that put money into this _______, the government. And the life started to come, and I had a big wish to come back to photography, to photograph again. And this time, my wish was not to photograph anymore just one animal that I had photographed all my life: us. I wished to __________ the other animals, to photograph the landscapes, to photograph us, but us from the beginning, the time we lived in equilibrium with nature. And I went. I started in the beginning of 2004, and I finished at the end of 2011. We created an incredible ______ of pictures, and the result — Lélia did the design of all my books, the ______ of all my shows. She is the _______ of the shows. And what we want with these pictures is to create a __________ about what we have that is pristine on the planet and what we must hold on this planet if we want to live, to have some equilibrium in our life. And I ______ to see us when we used, yes, our instruments in stone. We exist yet. I was last week at the Brazilian ________ Indian Foundation, and only in the Amazon we have about 110 groups of Indians that are not contacted yet. We must protect the forest in this _____. And with these pictures, I hope that we can create information, a system of information. We tried to do a new presentation of the ______, and I want to show you now just a few ________ of this project, please.

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Original Text

And I went to see a good friend that was engineering forests to prepare a project for us, and we started. We started to plant, and this first year we lost a lot of trees, second year less, and slowly, slowly this dead land started to be born again. We started to plant hundreds of thousands of trees, only local species, only native species, where we built an ecosystem identical to the one that was destroyed, and the life started to come back in an incredible way. It was necessary for us to transform our land into a national park. We transformed. We gave this land back to nature. It became a national park. We created an institution called Instituto Terra, and we built a big environmental project to raise money everywhere. Here in Los Angeles, in the Bay Area in San Francisco, it became tax deductible in the United States. We raised money in Spain, in Italy, a lot in Brazil. We worked with a lot of companies in Brazil that put money into this project, the government. And the life started to come, and I had a big wish to come back to photography, to photograph again. And this time, my wish was not to photograph anymore just one animal that I had photographed all my life: us. I wished to photograph the other animals, to photograph the landscapes, to photograph us, but us from the beginning, the time we lived in equilibrium with nature. And I went. I started in the beginning of 2004, and I finished at the end of 2011. We created an incredible amount of pictures, and the result — Lélia did the design of all my books, the design of all my shows. She is the creator of the shows. And what we want with these pictures is to create a discussion about what we have that is pristine on the planet and what we must hold on this planet if we want to live, to have some equilibrium in our life. And I wanted to see us when we used, yes, our instruments in stone. We exist yet. I was last week at the Brazilian National Indian Foundation, and only in the Amazon we have about 110 groups of Indians that are not contacted yet. We must protect the forest in this sense. And with these pictures, I hope that we can create information, a system of information. We tried to do a new presentation of the planet, and I want to show you now just a few pictures of this project, please.

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