Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. Together with his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, he has worked since the 1990s on the restoration of a part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In 1998, they succeeded in turning 17,000 acres into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra. The institute is dedicated to a mission of reforestation, conservation and environmental education. Salgado and his work are the focus of the film The Salt of the Earth (2014) which won a special award at Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards.