A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
OCTOBER 2007: Rainbow Man
Our group of twenty students was hosted in a cozy hostel between Copacabana and Ipanema. We only had to walk about half a kilometer to reach either Copacabana Beach or Ipanema Beach. On the final day of our long weekend in Rio, we were surprised to see so many colorful people on the boulevard that parallels Copacabana Beach. Soon we discovered that the Rio Gay Parade (‘Orgulho Gay’) was about to start. It was a hot and sunny October Sunday. Many people enjoyed the beach and were visibly amazed by what they were seeing around. People with feather boas, bright colored shirts, skirts, shorts, and sunglasses. Some of them also used colorful wigs, like the man on this picture. We should call him Rainbow Man.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015