In praise of black and white photography

There are many phrases already spoken about black and white photography, but this one by Robert Frank summarizes and symbolizes everything for me:
“Black and white are the colors of photography, which symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” Continue reading

Images of a profound Brazil that I miss so much

A feeling that has been on me for the last months: ‘feeling of a profound Brazil’.

These are images of people, customs of life (personal and collective), beautiful untouched rural landscapes or small-scale farming, all very authentic, where men and women work hard day by day and live a simple life far from the sophistication of famous urban and industrial centers. Not surprisingly, they are first and foremost very happy.
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The faces of men and women of the field

This is a subproject derived from my ongoing project called “RURALS”.

I want with this subproject to show the faces of rural workers, men and women, that I have been photographing for about 4 years. In some ways this subproject is like a record for the posterity of what rural workers were like in my adult years.

Unfortunately this is a record of the present times that does not include my time as a child and adolescence. But I will continue on this road in this project until the day my fingers can no longer press the shutter button on my cameras.

Save the largest tropical rainforest in the world: the Amazon.

Save the largest tropical rainforest in the world: the Amazon.

Let us be indignant at what is happening to the largest rainforest in the world. With what these abominable actions of the Brazilian federal government are proposing for the future of this forest.

Scanned photographs of color slides made in the early and late 1980s.