WYD in Lisbon, faith, the Pope and the millions

On August 4, 2023, Pope Francis landed in Portugal for the seventeenth World Youth Day. For four days, Lisbon, the host city, practically stopped to receive the million and a half pilgrims who attended the event, which included a mass celebrated by the Pope and a vigil. The total cost of the religious event will have been around 160 million euros.

Ukraine. The arraival of war

I arrived in Ukraine 24 hours after the Russian army violently entered the country towards Kiev.

In Lviv, the Ukrainian city west of Kiev, there was a whirlwind of emotions between those who fled and those who decided to stay. Both were taking their options because they had no choice but to act.

Some civilians were now learning to fire automatic weapons of war while millions of women and children crowded into train stations and Ukrainian borders trying to escape what was predicted to be a bloody and unscrupulous war.

Covid 19 pandemic

In the terrible year of 2020, Europe witnessed the arrival of the coronavirus that quickly assumed the proportion of a pandemic. Covid 19, the technical name for what over a year has caused the biggest disruption in the world in the last hundred hundred years.

The tragedy is not over yet and the world is still waiting for everything to go back to the way it was. Will it ever?

Ceuta migrant crisis

In response to the Polisario Front leader, Brahim Ghali, having received medical care in a Spanish hospital, the Moroccan government indiscriminately opened the Ceuta border to anyone who wanted to cross. The result was days of tension in the small Spanish enclave, with the illegal passage of more than 8,000 people, many of them children. The Spanish extreme right seized the opportunity to obtain airtime in the media, which provoked a demonstration against the presence of the Vox leader in the city.

Vanishing Point

It took four years and thousands of kilometers to document the Portuguese biker tribe. Vanishing Point is a journey into the world of motorcycles and aims to visually rethink two-wheel lovers in Portugal.

Cyclone Idai

In March 2019, Cyclone Idai hit the coast of Mozambique causing the death of over 1300 people. Beira was one of the most affected areas where, in addition to the dead, Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction visible to this day.

It looked like rockets made of tears

A year after the biggest wild fires in Portugal’s memory, we talked with victims and asked them to show us something that would remind them of those who didn’t survive that day. October 15, 2017 will remain in the collective memory of the Portuguese, as the year in which 50 people lost their lives and 70 were injured in a hot and absolutely tragic summer.

While the promise is not fulfilled

In 2013, i arrived in Irvin Coast to photograph for a humanitarian project. In Marandallah, a small village 500 kilometers from the country’s capital Abidjan. Marandallah had the electricity poles installed, but there was no electricity. With each election, the promise of energy and development was repeated has a promise. I don’t know if nowadays, the village already has all those little things most people take for granted such as televisions, computers, washing machines, electric irons or a simple lamp, but at the time that was how it was.

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