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What a great challenge…Life is happening in the Streets. That’s the subject i prefer to capture. The true moments are all there… I’ll post some stuff and explain a bit:

 

This first shot was in a protest here in São Paulo, Brasil. A Very patriotic time to be in the streets of the big city…

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Now another aspect of it. A day of heavy rain mixed with poor street planning. Water all over and people risking by walking in the middle of the street…

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An everyday life beauty. Mother and daughter buying fruit….

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And to finish this one, a rebel with his skate, defying the streets…

 

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That’s it for today… I could bore you with much more because i really love street photography but i feel that’s enough…a great wee to you all!!!

 

I’ll write about a different beginning. Not the new year’s eve. I live in Brasil and my country was a dictatorship on the 70’s and beginning of the 80’s. Until not a long ago people didn’t even know how to vote wisely. Other thing missing was the will to fight for our rights. I never saw a protest in my 44 years of live. But in june last year millions of Brasilians took the streets to protest. We feel misrepresented by our government. From this act some issues were resolved and most were not but the feeling of this new beginning is in the air. A beginning of a better country for our people. I can’t say if any good will come out of it. We all know politics are not for amateurs. But That mask of Guy Fawkes makes me think about beginnings…

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It’s been i while i know. A lot of work going on so not much time to post. Besides that we are in a really different time here in Brasil. In the last two weeks a totally new kind of awakening is moving millions of Brasilians to protest. We realized we are totally fed up with our representatives. I’m talking about years of abuse. In a country where a teacher can makes as low as 600 US a month the average salary of a senator going around 30000 US. I’m talking about people being treated on the floors of the Er’s for the lack of beds and sometimes even needles and things like that. And with all this the government decides to host the fifa world cup here spending 28 billion US in infrastructure. This is more than what was spent in the last 3 cups altogether. Corruption. That’s why Brasilians are protesting. It’s a really pacific protest with some localized spots of vandalism. I guess when 2 million people go to the street all sort of individuals show up and not all have the same agendas. What is amazing me in all this is the coverage the nacional and international press is show of this protests. I just saw in tv the violence and depredation of these small groups. I guess this sells more newspapers. So i decided to show you friends some shots i took in the protests. I was there for 3 days and i saw no violence. Just complaints against absurd laws congress are voting like PEC 37 were police is prohibited to investigate members of the congress (yes…they are voting that right not). Complaints about the prices to build stadiums. Most importantly. It’s making the politics crazy. Normally most protests starts in a political party and people are called to action. In this case there are no parties. Parties even tried to appear and raise their flags but the people forced them to put the flags down so no party would benefit from the protest. It’s a really amazing show of democracy. And here are some shots….