A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
AUGUST 2009: Huts
A bus trip from Belo Horizonte to the northeast of the country is very tiring but very exciting. For someone like me who loves photography and landscapes, it is an ideal way of traveling and exploring the immense country. It appears as if the landscapes change with every kilometer; it is difficult to switch off the camera and wait for another landscape. It is well known that there is much poverty in northeastern Brazil, which quite visible. When we were traveling to Maragogi, a famous beach resort at some distance from Maceió (state of Alagoas), my eye fell on this little shacks on the outskirts of sugarcane fields. I was told that this type of huts was used by cane cutters as a kind of temporary living and a shelter against heavy rain. But at the sight of a child in front of such a cabin, it seems to me more likely that this child has this cabin as a permanent residence.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016