Posts from the ‘Brazil’ Category
Sand and water. Ilha Grande, Brasil, July 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.
Almost 10.000 of people joyfully invaded streets and squares of Sarajevo to celebrate, cheerfully and all night long, the Bosnia-Herzegovina qualification to the next football world cup in Brazil. For many Bosnians, the historic success represent a rare cause for celebration in a daily life marked by dramatic unemployment rate (almost 50%) and ethnic divisions.
The ironic notice “Skupljam pare za Brazil” (I collect money to go to Brazil) showed by a group of football fans, reminds us the local economic reality as well as the amazing ability of Bosnian to face hard life with good humour.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2013 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.
“I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete. […] This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived [Rio de Janeiro], with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.” Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) in his memories “As curvas do tempo”.
In addition to a strong aesthetic sense, Niemeyer also had a deep social sensibility. When he was asked how would he describe life, in one word, he answered: “solidarity”.
Brasilia, Brasil, 2005. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.