TERRITORY OF ABSENCES ALMIR BINDILATTI
Lens Magazine|November 2021
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ALMIR BINDILATTI

The Brazilian backcountry, or how it's said in Portuguese, Sertão is the largest of the four sub-regions in the country's northeast regions, occupying a significant part of the territory of eight states.

It is a vast region secreted by public authorities and unknown by the majority of the Brazilian population and other foreign groups that visit or have visited Brazil due to its Adridness and long drainage periods. I visited this community for three months by an incursion from piauí, through the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Norte, and ceará. It made me see through the souls of the local population. Their beliefs held faith and gratitude for the little things, for the necessary only, and dignity in the face of life and human relations. This is in addition to the joy expressed by simplicity. A daily confronted by the complex reality of existence.

Everything was captured in a monochrome digital process which enabled me to express more strongly the difficulties of the everyday life of these communities through portraits, images that record the hard work in taking care of the cattle, the pre-care households' conditions. Yet, with all this, to make sure of a child's happiness. To create a house full of life, and by that, creating a manifest of the strength and courage that are allied in a link, confronting the problematic condition established between the man's habitat.

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