A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2005: Private hospital
When you think of a hospital in a country like Brazil, you would never imagine a modern building as seen in the picture above. You rather think of an old building, badly maintained, dark corridors and obscure rooms with a large number of beds. Unfortunately, this kind of hospitals also exists in Brazil. However, private hospitals, founded with large sums of security money from rich contributors, have a very modern and hygienic appearance. Guards at the entrance keep an eye on the visitors. The visitors have to identify themselves, and receive a temporary visitor’s card, which they can hand over to each other. No more than two visitors are allowed to visit a patient at the same time. Herewith, safety is guaranteed, and the patient is kept in peace.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014