Os Cariocas
Project info

I was born and grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rio de Janeiro, is my mother’s city. A city I learned to know through the various family trips we went on since my childhood.

In 2006, I stayed in Rio for the first time for several months, aiming to learn from this carioca energy. As much to find with my own identity as to satisfy my thirst for knowledge. I discovered a society full of contrasts, beautiful and harsh, magical and merciless. 

I began to use photography to understand what was in front of me, so I started documenting these people and their city. Since then, I came back at lot and my life started to blend in with the place. I learned to love, hate, and cry.