Sotheby’s is committed to protecting the planet and is proud to partner with Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado and acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado to ensure that the transformative reforestation work of Instituto Terra continues into the future.


S otheby’s and Instituto Terra will host an innovative three-week long exhibition of award winning artist Sebastião Salgado’s most celebrated photographs, a Benefit Auction, and a show-stopping Gala at Sotheby’s New York on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Instituto Terra was founded by the couple Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado with a dream to return to nature what decades of environmental degradation destroyed. With this collaboration, we hope to spread awareness about the history of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and the delicate ecosystem that connects all living things within it.

Over the last 24 years, Instituto Terra has successfully:

Planted nearly 3 million trees native to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest
Revitalized over two thousand degraded water springs 
Produced various educational programs that train farmers, public officials and children in the conservation and restoration of native ecosystems
Bringing back more than 250 animal species to the land, including endangered animals such as the puma

All funds raised through the Gala, Selling Exhibition, and Benefit Auction will directly benefit Instituto Terra.

For more information about Sotheby’s Impact Gala in support of Instituto Terra, please contact the events team at sothebysgala@eventassociatesinc.com.

For more information about the Selling Exhibition and Benefit Auction, please contact Emily Bierman, Global Head of Photographs, at emily.bierman@sothebys.com.

Presenting Sponsor:

Program of Events

Inaugural Sotheby’s Impact GalaIn Support of Instituto Terra

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave, NY
6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner

Please join us for our first Gala and what promises to be an unforgettable evening, highlighting a pioneer in the environmental movement and centering our collective commitment to protecting the planet. This event will be a spectacular and extraordinary celebration of Brazil, featuring exciting performances and bringing together tastemakers and visionaries who have shown long standing dedication and care towards the conservation of the environment.

All funds raised through this event will directly benefit Instituto Terra. For more information, or to purchase a table or ticket, please contact sothebysgala@eventassociatesinc.com.


About Instituto Terra
Instituto Terra was founded by one of the most important living photographers of today, Sebastião Salgado and his partner Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado, a curator, designer and scenographer - with a dream to return to nature what decades of environmental degradation destroyed. They have planted more than 2.5 million trees native to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, revitalized two thousand degraded water springs, produced various educational programs that train farmers, public officials and children in the conservation and restoration of native ecosystems, and brought back more than 250 animal species to the land, including endangered animals such as the puma.

Honoring
Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado & Sebastião Salgado

Presenting Sponsor
Morgan Stanley

Co-Chairs
Annie Leibovitz
Caterina Heil Stewart & Charles Stewart

Benefit Committee
Francisco Costa
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Peter Fetterman
Nina Garcia
Adrian Grenier
Gabriela Hearst
Robert Klein
Monica Winsor & Joshua Mailman
Fabrizio Moretti
Yancey Richardson
Mickey Sumner
Esmeralda Swartz
Benedikt Taschen
Marlene Taschen
Diana Barrett & Bob Vila

As of 6/28/22

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