Celebration

Carnaval is the biggest popular festivity in Brazil.  It is a beautiful and unbelievable show, specially in the city of Rio de Janeiro.  Four days when people forget who they really are, how they really live and how hard life is in a country where the gap between the rich and the poor is huge. Sixteen million people still live under absolute misery, there are 64,000 homicides per year, a number only overlapped by the Syrian war. Public health and education are far from acceptable and corruption is soaring.  

Through the deconstruction of bliss and usage of beautiful colors, I try to juxtapose the contrast in which the Brazilian society is trapped. A portrait of my anguish from experiencing this endless struggle.