/ 2021 / Special /

Águas de Ouro

  • Prize
    Gold in Special/Street Photography, 1st Place winner in Special
  • Photographer
    Sandra Cattaneo Adorno

I remember the sun, the dazzling light over the sea. And the people, gentle figures moving slowly across the sand. It was so far away from what I had become used to in England. And yet I was born here, in Rio de Janeiro, and Rio was my city.

Going to the beach as a little girl was different then; we weren’t allowed in the sun. To my British mother the sun was alien, unsafe, harmful even. It would burn our light skin. But I could look. And take in that light and feel the lightheaded dizziness of the sea and the people, the elegant people of Ipanema, swaying with grace as if they were dancing