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Calf and Mahout at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center
Sunset at Inle Lake
Uyuni Salt Flat
Tree Frog on an Algae-Covered Leaf
Fungus on Log
Fall Sunset in Manhattan
Balloons over Bagan
Sunset Behind a Desert Tree
The Cathedral Rock
Red-Eyed Tree Frog on a Branch
The way to Kala Patthar
Brazilian Bonequeiros
Green Anole on a Tree Trunk
Mahouts at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center
Monsoon in Flagstaff
Organ Mountains with Pequin Chiles
At Low Tide
The Changing Woman
A beautiful morning in a Minnesota State Park
The hoop dancer
The window to an elephant's soul, is through her eyes
Mating Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
Poison Dart Frog on Fungus
13th Annual Photo Contest
Brazilian Bonequeiros

When Photoshop wasn't even close to be created, brazilian "bonequeiros" were already creating and retouching portraits. These popular artists are very common in brazilian countryside and their portraits are hanging at walls of many poor families in the northeast of Brazil. Many families who can't afford fancy clothes or jewelry look for bonequeiros to have a portrait painted by them using these accessories. Even halos are added to childrens heads (!) or dead people are portrayed with their relatives. Mariazinha lives in a village in the countryside and was keen to 'pose with her ​​husband ' for my portrait. When I asked where he was, she told me he was at work. "How can I take a photo of your husband if he's not here?" - I asked. She said: "Simple. Take a picture of me and that painted portrait at the wall".

TAGS: Brazil, Culture, Documentary, Portrait, Tradition

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Santo Andre, Brazil
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© Ana Caroline de Lima @antropologiavisual.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 7, 2015, 4:49 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f3.5
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PHOTO LOCATION Morrinhos, Minas Gerais, Brazil