The Brazilian Far West
I have spent the last two months travelling along the Amazon River basin, researching and photographing, and finally now I have reached The Trans-Amazonian Highway, which divides the Amazon forest in two.
This road has historically been the gateway to the Amazon rainforest, allowing its colonization and its destruction. Now I will follow the settlers’ paths across the Trans-Amazonian Highway from East to West, from the impoverished and dry Brazilian Northeast up to the Brazilian Far West, into the depths of the Amazon.
This road trip will allow me to witness the displacement of settlers and indigenous communities, the illegal privatization of public lands, the suffering of thousands of enslaved workers in the region, and the destruction of the rainforest with the most biodiversity on the planet.