A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2007: Descent of Man
In July 2007, we visited the state of Maranhão. We stayed in Barreirinhas, which is considered the gateway to the immense Lençóis Maranhenses dune landscape, from where we joined a boat ride on the literally lazy Preguiças River. Our final destination was Atins, at the Atlantic Ocean, four hours away. It was a hot day, but the ride on the water was really enjoyable. When we entered the sandy paths and streets in Atins, we almost immediately jumped from out feet. The sand was terribly hot! We all felt a bit tired after a 55-hour-long bus ride from Belo Horizonte and another 4-hour boat ride. One of the bus drivers was really feeling exhausted. For him, it was impossible to walk straight. He then trudged toward me, and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of him. His pose remembered me of the stories of the early humans on earth, several hundred thousands years ago, when man made the first efforts to walk straight….
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2014