Rural work is marked by annual events that are the harvests. There are daily activities, but harvests are the culmination of rural work.
I remember and miss the time of my childhood and adolescence when rice, corn, cotton, peanuts, and coffee were harvested on my parents’ small farm where I always participated. I miss this time when we gathered the family for these tasks. Other workers hired by my father came to the aid and it was really a festive event to see all these people working together.
Many things have changed since then. Today dominate large companies, many large estates, where many of these crops are mechanized. But there is still much family activity in the interior of Brazil that closely resembles those of my parents’ time.
And, these are the crops that I seek to rescue through my photographs in this project called “RURALS”. My hope is that with these photographic records I will make a contribution, however small, to make rural workers, men and women, better known, valued and respected.
“Against the visibility of the huge volumes of commodity production in this country (Brazil), there is the concealment and even the denial of those who toil in these lands” In: Silva, MA de Verçoza, LV “ Lives carved inside out of history. ”Publisher Annablume. 2019.