Triangle of Salt. CHAPTER 1

This past summer the quest for the Portuguese Salt Water Culture took me to the Azores, specifically to the islands of São Jorge, Pico and Faial, sometimes referred to as the islands of the "Triangle". This first chapter focuses on the bits and pieces of the whaling heritage and the tales I collected from the people I met in the island of Pico.

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"Sempre alerta!"

A strong ocean breeze blows from the west on the Guarujá Bay. The sky is blue and the temperature rises to the summer standard of 38ºC. Dressed in their uniforms, with their blue neckerchiefs, the Scouts Group São Jorge is gathered at the house of Monte Tabor, waiting for the Brazilian flag to be raised. Silence takes over. The only sound to be heard is the flapping of the flag against the wind. As it reaches the top of the mast they shout "Sempre alerta!" (Always prepared!), the groups motto.

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Ver-o-peso

Located on the old town of the city of Belém,  the "Ver-o-Peso" is a great open air market selling products brought from the Amazon region. Facing the Guarajá Bay, the market has forever established a permanent relationship with the neighbouring islands and the inland towns. While on assignment in the city of Belém do Pará I had a couple of hours to explore te market and enjoy its colour, life and vibe. 

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Lisbon series...in B&W

In 2013 I became a father. Between jobs and diapers I started hitting the streets of Lisbon with an old film camera. During this period of my life I was working from home and taking care of the baby full time. I started hitting the streets just for the sake of sanity. At home I was all for one...in the streets I was none for all. I guess some people go to the gym, for a run, or a drink…I chose the street.

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Direitos iguais e documentos para todos

No passado dia 13 de Novembro, decorreu em Lisboa a manifestação em defesa da legalização dos cerca de 30 mil cidadãos indocumentados que a Solidariedade Imigrante-Associação para a Defesa dos Direitos dos Imigrantes estima existirem em Portugal. Esta iniciativa surge como resposta ao agravar da situação da comunidade imigrante que se vê confrontada com o fecho progressivo da legalização, o acumular da burocracia e o bloqueio aos serviços públicos.

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