Murucutu’s Future of Brazil

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

Claudio Angehrn, or MURUCUTU, is a globetrotting photographer whose travels have taken him all the way from his hometown in Switzerland to the Northeast of Brazil, where he’s pursuing a new, and inspiring, project.

Claudio writes of the project:

“Brazil is the world’s seventh wealthiest economy. Despite this achievement, inequality remains at high levels. With help from the NGO Casa Pequeno Davi in the poor northeast region of Brazil, the project “The Future of Brazil” shows Brazilian kids who live in poverty, forgotten by the government, a lost generation, so much wasted potential.”

He says that the aesthetic for the portraits came from his Swiss upbringing, where he was influenced by the clean, minimalist typography and design they are known for. Helping him out was his Sekonic L-358 lightmeter, which had already served him well in the Swiss Alps and Brazilian rainforest.

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

© Claudio Angehrn

The resulting portraits are powerful and the cause is a worthy one. See more of Claudio’s work on murucutu.com.

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