Lelia was born in Vitoria, Brazil, and moved to Paris in 1969. Lelia runs Amazonas Images, the photography agency she created with Sebastiao and has designed and curated numerous exhibitions of Sebastiao’s photographs in major museums and galleries throughout the world. She has degrees in architecture from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and in Urban Planning from the University of Paris. She is the President and Co-Founder of Instituto Terra.
“In all this land around this planet, if we started to replant – in ten years there would be no more dead land.” – Sebastiao Salgado, Dirt! The Movie