Portraits of pain
Project info

Is it possible to see the pain? Is that feeling there, revealed by their face? What do they express? What do those eyes tell us? What does it say, this way of looking, looking nowhere? In a small village called Catimbau, in the arid region of Brazil, forty families lose husbands and children in a traffic accident near Christmas. Given the lack of employment in that region, the men had crossed the country to work as farmers over the past year. After earning some money, they were traveling back by bus on a three-day trip. They were anxiously awaited for Christmas night. But they all died in the accident, only half an hour from home. The tragedy left all families orphaned. This project aims to capture the pain and misery revealed by the expressions of the people moments after receiving the news. The project follow Susan Sontag's thoughts from Regarding the pain of others.