Twenty :: Brazil

‘Twenty’ part 6 :: Brazil 1998

‘Twenty’ is an occasional series to mark the first twenty years of my work as a professional photographer.

When we visited North East Brazil in 1998, we were covering a story about the drought, and how farmers were struggling. Visually, this was quite a challenge, as there’d recently been a bit of rain, and the landscape looked fairly green – but the underlying problem of too little rain, at the wrong time, remained.  I revisited the area nearly ten years later, and saw first hand how much of a difference the water retention projects organised by Tearfund’s partners – underground dams, water tanks and careful irrigation – has made.

Farmer in NE Brazil with his goats, 1998 :: copyright Tearfund

Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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I’ve created a gallery of the images from ‘Twenty’ so they’re all in one place, as well as on these individual pages.

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

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