Lights in;lights out.
The church moviment all over Brazil has different purposes. In this state, Bahia, several historic book authors do consider that it was a way to control our native Indians, African slaves brought from Africa and redemption for the Portugueses - in a general view.
Bahia has it's population most of dark skin people which origins are African, once they needed human power to keep the productivity of farms.
Brazilian slaves, considering all the mix above said, raised these churches. A relief for their souls in their unitary experience of life.
This city, in specific, Lenšˇis, has grown due the exploration of diamonds, XIX century dated. And, again, as a cicle, slaves came and beautiful churches remains.
The title Lights in;lights out is a (my) photographer view from the slave perspective. 'Lights in' when we are inside of a believe that comforts, directs and educates, fowards us to enlightenment, the second, 'lights out', is when we are out there in the field, suffering, missing family and questioning ourselves why and what all of that is happening to us.
Have a look, enjoy history and live a bit what has happened centuries ago from this sidewalk sit across the street of this beautiful church capture.
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