ilhas caras

Ilha não é só um pedaço de terra cercado de água por tudo quanto é lado. Ilha é qualquer coisa que se desprendeu de qualquer continente. Por exemplo: um garoto tímido abandonado pelos amigos no recreio, é uma ilha. Um velho que esperou a visita dos netos no Natal e não apareceu ninguém, é uma ilha. Até um cara assoviando leve, bem humorado, numa rua cheia de trânsito e stress, é uma ilha. Tudo na gente que não morreu, cercado por tudo o que mataram, é uma ilha. Toda ilha é verde. Uma folha caindo é ilha cercada de vento por tudo quanto é lado. Até a lágrima é ilha, deslizando no oceano da cara.
—  Oswaldo Montenegro.

Mozambique Mosque: Prayers 

A man prepares for prayers in the ruins of Mozambique’s first mosque, constructed in the early 1500s, located on Ilha de Mozambique. (Translation of the Portuguese sign in the upper right of the image reads: Ruins of the First Mosque Constructed in Our Country.)

Photo Exhibition in Brasilia, Brazil
November 5-20, 2008. Featuring six international photographers. Overall exhibit: THE HEART OF AFRICA. Thirty images from Steve Evans in a sub-show called: AFRICA HEART, AFRICA SOUL. Sponsored by Cara e Cultura Negra.

Africa Heart, Africa Soul

A Photographic Exhibition by Steve Evans

“When shooting, there are certain qualities that immediately capture my attention,” Steve said. “It often has to do with the face and the eyes and what they might be saying – ‘I have wisdom,’ or ‘I know sorrow,’ or ‘I have dignity,’ or ‘I survived,’ or ‘I’m in love.’ I look for dignity and pride in a person. I look for pain and sorrow, melancholy and loneliness. I look for wisdom reflected in the wrinkles of age. I look for the innocence of youth, for the bond of strong relationships between a mother and a child, a father and a son, two friends, a man and a woman. These reflect the heart and soul of a person. In addition, there are particular circumstances of nature – like a sunrise or sunset – that reflect the very heart and soul of God.” Each image of “Africa Heart, Africa Soul” is a window into the very heart and soul of Africa, featuring photographs from the slave forts of West Africa to the majestic sunrises and sunsets of southern and central Africa. Six countries are documented: Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Ivory Coast, and the images span over twenty-five years of photographing Africa.