BOLIVIA EN SÃO PAULO
Everyday, thousands of bolivians arrive in the city of São Paulo. They come from many bolivian cities and other countries like Peru and Argentina and bring with themselves lot of hope with the opportunity and promise for a new life.
Along with this hope, those immigrants also bring willingness to do any king of work in any kind of place. Obviously with this attitude they become completely vulnerable to the city and consequently, to the employers. As an illegal person (because the majority doesn't have permission to work) they find themselves in sub-human conditions where they cannot avoid or fight against because of their illegal status. But these immigrants submit themselves and "accept" this condition, just to get inside of the system and probably because their lives were much worst on the native country or any other place they came from.
Portraying these persons, the hold attitude and the vague look they bring become evident and sprout on the pictures as if it was an attempt to become neutral against to that society where they live in. On the other hand, when they dress up with the typical clothes and trappins, a proud and satisfaction burgeon and changes their posture in front of the camera.
In this picture, Lisbeth. 2010.
Ilda and Remberto, 2010.
Los Catedráticos, 2010.
Fred and Geovana, 2010.
Francineide and Nair, 2010.
Simone and Lucy, 2010.
Ernesto Calero, Elite Boliviana Wacawaca. 2014.
Samantha, Incallajta. 2014.
Maria Valdez, Kullawada. 2014.
Abigail Torrico and Arianna Torrico, Incallajta. 2014.
Diablada girls. 2014.
Oso. Diablada. 2014.
Louise Woolley, musician. São Paulo, 2012.
Talita Zaragoza, visual artist. São Paulo, 2012.
André Feliciano, artist. New York City, 2013.
Srimongal is the tea capital of Bangladesh where more than 150 tea gardens are located and out of which three are ranked as the largest tra gardens in the world.
Besides the fact that this is a collection of portraits of the people who produce the majority of tea in the world, this place is a contradiction when you consider that the country, Bangladesh, is a very chaotic, intense country, and Srimongal is a peaceful, and almost a lost place.