Ora, o SENHOR disse a Abrão: Sai-te da tua terra, da tua parentela e da casa de teu pai, para a terra que eu te mostrarei.
E far-te-ei uma grande nação, e abençoar-te-ei e engrandecerei o teu nome; e tu serás uma bênção.
E abençoarei os que te abençoarem, e amaldiçoarei os que te amaldiçoarem; e em ti serão benditas todas as famílias da terra.
Geralda and Jose have been married for 53 years and their marriage endured the brazilian dictatorship times, even when a gun was pointed at Geralda's head and when José was arrested for no reason and tortured several times. I asked Jose to kiss his wife so I could take a portrait of them as a happy couple. Although he promptly tried to kiss her, she stopped him and said: 'Walk it off, man!"
This is just one of the many stories of the essay "Brazilian Backlands" shot at Northern Minas Gerais, one of the country's driest regions.