Around the Battle - Lambe-Sujos X Caboclinhos
Project info

Every year since the 19th century, the population of the small rural town of Laranjeiras in the northeast of Brazil performs a traditional street festival. They form 2 groups representing runaway slaves and a native indigenous tribe. The festival lasts for 48 hours and they simulate battles and pay respect to saints and entities. As the groups perform on the streets, the other locals fall into a of dancing and drinking frenzy. These images are part of a series that aims to document the environment surrounding the festival.