1.21.2011

Igatu







Yesterday we had the day planned to photograph the procession of Saint Sebastion then the afternoon Boi Estrela Festival, but at the very last minute it was decided to put the Festival to today. We weren't sure what to do with ourselves so we jumped in the VW and drove a long ways to the town of Guinea that we were told would be interesting. After 30km down a bumpy dirt road we found it. We also found no one - closed windows, walls around the homes, even the bars were closed. We gave it a chance but it wasn't really photographic so we headed home. Turns out Guinea has a lot more money (comparably) then most villages since they have a very large coffee plantation. With money comes privacy. There were people there but most were in their homes. In Igatu there is some money but not more then they need. Yes there are families better off then others but everyone mixes together. The people are beautiful here, always welcoming us into their homes and allowing us to photograph it all. So now we stay another day - Saturday will be the long drive back to Salvador where I'm looking forward to a day on the beach...

1 comment:

Lala said...

G!!! I am experiencing major saudades right now - your photos are stunning! Thanks for sharing and keep us updated. I want to hear all about it when you're back :) KalaLea