The empty wilderness described as Sertão or plural sertões in the Portuguese language is literal the confrontation between men and nature. These vast planes populated by small communities isolated in the harsh nature of the Brazilian backcountry were subject for novelist like Guimarães Rosa who wrote the famous Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956) and Primeiras estórias (1962). His work is mainly about the life and history of men, stories where fiction meets non-fiction under the grudging Latin sun. The pictures were made on several occasions in the Brazilian interiors of Minas Gerais and Bahia.
Realization: SESC Pompeia, National Tropical Museum, Marcelo Greco, Stijntje Blankendaal and August Willemsen. São Paulo 2006 / Amsterdam 2007