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In the Cerrado biome (the second largest in South America) forest fires are common because of extreme heat and also triggered by criminals who wish to use space for planting soybeans and raising animals. Deforestation in the Cerrado emitted 248 million gross tons of greenhouse gases in 2016. It is more than double that of Brazil emits by industrial processes and is equivalent to 11% of all the carbon that Brazil launched on the air in the same year.

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OpenWalls Arles 2020!
marcio pimenta
Jun 9, 2020

I’m happy to share with you that this photo from my long-term series: "Man and Earth", about climate change and our relationship with geography, was one of those selected by the British Journal of Photography for the exhibition Open Walls Arles 2020 which will take place in Arles, France, between June 26 and September 5, 2020.

"Man and The Earth – Latin America and the Caribbean 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. Since January 2018, I have traveled across the continent documenting this relationship. I hope that the result of this project will be used for anthropological, sociological, economic, geographical, historical, aesthetic and pedagogical purposes.


Marcio Pimenta
The far-right government in Brazil encouraged common economic growth policies in the 1960s and 1970s, whereby it was believed that economic development would only be possible with environmental destruction. In the Cerrado biome (the second largest...

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