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Wim Wenders Gave Introductory Speech Honouring Sebastião Salgado

photo: © Tobias Bohm
photo: © Tobias Bohm

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2019

„His images disarm, they create connections, closeness and empathy.“

The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado to be the recipient of this year’s Peace Prize.

The award ceremony took place on the final day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Sunday 20 October 2019, at the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt am Main. German filmmaker and author Wim Wenders gave the official speech honouring Sebastião Salgado.

The ceremony was broadcasted live on German public television (ZDF) and can be watched here:

Full speech (in German)

Full written speech (in English)

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