A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
267: Indigenous man
I regularly visited Mangabeiras Park in Belo Horizonte. The park, just over six kilometers from the center, is located on the local Serra do Curral mountain range; it was a mine quarry some decades before. On the other side of the ridge a deep artificial lake can be seen. Today, the park attracts, especially on weekends and holidays, large numbers of visitors, also from the town itself. Complete families come to picnic, enjoy fresh popcorn, eat boiled corn, drink cool coconut water, or have some fresh açai. On Sundays, special events are sometimes organized, including performances by local pop bands, dance demonstrations or, as on the day of the photo, open-air masses. The mass was attended by several dozen, including a group of men and women from a local tribe, dressed in traditional costume.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017