Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Family

Birth of Hope

  • Photographer
    Pedro Mendes Levier
  • Credit
    PEDRO MENDES LEVIER

Alix was made on a hopeful afternoon.

It was the beginning of the COVID crisis in Brazil.

Alix, my daughter, was born on February 2021.

In the middle of the Carnival.

Of a year without Carnival.

This is a gift to a time that cannot be achieved.

To Alix’s grandfather, my wife’s father, who passed away 25 years ago.

And left a ’77 Pentax K1000.

A camera with flaws.

With a jammed film lever that produces multiple exposures and weird shots by chance.

Flaws and Chance.

Despised components of life.

Fundamental components of living…

Pieces of Alix.

Now, before, and then.