Photography - So close, so far

by Bernardo Salce*

"So close, so far", in Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil - Photo by Bernardo Salce

This photo depicts a paradox that defines Brazil: two completely different realities - the poor and the rich - living side by side. Sadly for us, Brazilians, our country is one of the most unequal in the world, and unless we all concentrate our efforts to overcome this complex scenario of multiple  inequalities - social, economical, cultural - people of this nation will never live in peace and harmony with each other and with nature.

Bernardo Salce is an environmental activist and freelance photographer specialising in landscape, cultural and socio-environmental photography. He holds a Law degree, has worked for NGOs in South Africa and Portugal and he is currently in the final stages of his master’s studies in Human Ecology and Contemporary Social Problems at the New University of Lisbon, in Portugal. He also writes a blog:

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