Over the past twenty years, the invasion of private lands by the landless workers movements has evolved as a favored means of pushing for agrarian reform in Brazil. Death threats and attempted murder are customarily typical of the conflict. This project examines territories stirred by the dispute for land in Brazil, where farms and landless workers camps are neighbouring and in unceasing tension. The images were created during nighttime hours, mirroring the timing of most land invasions. The areas were lit using torches or car headlights, as that is the way these areas are approached and seen in the dark. These images intend to evoke a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty in a social landscape of constant psychological pressure.
Tom Beary • Caroline Brady • Camila Brandao • Devi Anna Chacon • Marta Czajkowska • Diego Fabro • Anthony Griffin • Cris Llarena • Carole McGloughlin Speer • Peter Staniszewski • Ruth Williams •