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Illegal deforestation of the Amazon is a very expensive activity. In general, rich farmers and illegal loggers fund this practice. Poor people, like the worker in this picture, pick up some of the wood that comes from fires to make household items. This unemployed worker is using wood to make benches for a religious gathering in his community in Bajuri, Acre, Brazil. 24 August 2019. Between August 2018 and July 2019, deforestation in the Amazon grew by 30%, total deforested area in the period was 9,762 km².

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"Man and Earth" shortlisted in World Report Award!
marcio pimenta
Jul 7, 2021
I'm very happy to be shortlisted at World Report Award - Documenting Humanity 2021 in the Spotlight Category with my work about climate change.

"Man and Earth – South America Chapter" is a documentary and artistic exploration. A long-term project, which is underway - as well as the results and impacts of climate change - and which aims to research, witness and document an important issue in times of climate emergency: the relationship between human beings and geography, this is, climate, natural resources, borders, sources of energy, food, cultural identities, economy and space, in a time of complex transition that is also reflected in everyday life, especially of people who will suffer from climate change before they can adapt.

Since January 2018, I have traveled across the continent documenting this relationship.

2021.SPOTLIGHT.PIMENTA - Festival of Ethical Photography


2021.SPOTLIGHT.PIMENTA - Festival of Ethical Photography

Marcio Pimenta | Photographer

Marcio Pimenta is a freelance photographer and journalist based in the South of Brazil.
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