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.
UPDATED VERSION TO BE PUBLISHED ON JUNE 2020
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.