Salgado's photographic journey through coffee growing countries
Started in 2002, when Sebastião Salgado and illy met, Scent of a dream is a photographic journey through coffee growing countries: the greatest artistic reference ever produced on the coffee world. The project is based on a shared common value: sustainable development, the fundamental principal by which the Trieste-based company is able to maintain its supreme quality.
Throughout his career, Salgado has managed to use his black and white pictures to celebrate the daily lives of those on the plantations, and the beauty of the terroir from which the precious bean is grown and harvested. The sequence of his images was constructed, shot by shot, in ten of the countries from which illy buys coffee: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Colombia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Tanzania.