A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
OCTOBER 2007: Gay Pride
Proud to be bad. That might be the theme of this contestant of the Gay Pride Parade (Orgulho Gay in Portuguese) in Rio de Janeiro in October 2007. Bad, because of the association with his outfit, this doesn’t need to be a reflection of his personal character. It was by surprise that our group students from Belo Horizonte witnessed the Parade. None of us had known it before. Many tourists were there, aiming their digital cameras at the contestants. Apparently, they didn’t object to be photographed. Some of them even tried to draw attention of the photographers, like this person. He was even posing for them. When you look at his face, it appears that he had grown in his role as a devil. His devilish act.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015