a world without smiles

The city of Salvador, Brazil, has suffered from an unprecedented wave of deadly violence with an increase of more than 250% in the murder rate according to the Brazilian Center for Latin American… Continue reading

Poy Latam

Resident who was forced to abandon the community where he lived for 23 years, because of the war between drug traffickers in the outskirts of Salvador, a place that is known as “gaza strip”.… Continue reading

Munduruku

Reuters best photos of the year 2012 | Munduruku indigenous people point their bows and arrows at a police helicopter flying over the barrier of the Belo Monte Dam’s construction site in northern Brazil, June 15,… Continue reading

ancestral land war

Guarani Kaiowa Indians gather at the place where fellow Indian, 15-year-old Denilson Barbosa, was killed by farmer Orlandino Carneiro who was occupying the ancestral land they call Tekoha Pindo Roky, in Caarapo, Mato… Continue reading

b-side

b-side is a 3 minutes video made from a compilation of photographs taken in the last two years in northeast, west and north Brazil. The music is “your rocky spine”, by Great Lake Swimmers.

Karojepom

Karojepom, a 3 years old Munduruku indigenous child, stands near policemen of the National Security Force as Amazon natives from different tribes occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, near… Continue reading

Belo Monte

The Guardian picture of the day, “Lunae Parracho’s incongruous image of Amazonian tribespeople in an almost lunar landscape. Members of an Amazonian tribe occupy the construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam… Continue reading

press blackout

Three journalists were ejected from a Brazilian construction site where indigenous protesters have paralyzed work on a dam in the Brazilian state of Pará on Friday, May 3, World Press Freedom Day. Two… Continue reading

Yemanjá

People gather in Salvador da Bahia to celebrate Yemanjá, in Rio Vermelho Beach, February 2, 2013. Devotees offer flowers to Yemanja, also known as the Queen of the Sea, before entering the water.

Waiting for the rain

Even a backcountry farmer accustomed to the sun’s heat no longer knows what to do when faced with the worst drought that Brazil’s northeast has seen in 50 years. Hildefonso Santos, 64,  stands inside… Continue reading