Looking down the hill into the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The name pelourinho refers to a post/pillar that slaves were tied to and whipped. For many decades the Pelourinho Hotel had a metal sculpture, in their courtyard, depicting a man whipping another tied to the pillar. It has been removed.

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Looking down the hill into the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The name pelourinho refers to a post/pillar that slaves were tied to and whipped. For many decades the Pelourinho Hotel had a metal sculpture, in their courtyard, depicting a man whipping another tied to the pillar. It has been removed.

Copyright Michael G. O'Brien

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Keywords:
Brazil
Latin America
Salvador da Bahia
Travel photography* infrared photography black and white
black and white
documentary
street photography
Pelourhinho

Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

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