A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
NOVEMBER 2007: Human airplane
This picture undoubtedly needs more explanation. It was on the day that Zumbi, symbol for slave resistance in Brazil, was commemorated with a large parade. Many folkloric groups from Belo Horizonte and the state of Minas Gerais participated in this parade with a lot of traditional percussion, music and dance. Not only folkloric groups took part of the parade, also individuals walked down the avenue to the Zumbi Monument. The man on the picture was running forward and backward, thereby spreading his arms, and sometimes even screaming. Most probably he tried to mimic an airplane, complete with take-off and landing. A crazy man…
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015