Marcio Pimenta

Photographer
     
Summer in the South of the Planet
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: Marcio Pimenta is a photographer, explorer and visual storyteller who focuses on human, sociocultural issues, identity and climate change. Based in the South of Brazil. His work has been featured in multiple print and online publications... MORE
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Summer in the South of the Planet
Copyright Marcio Pimenta 2022
Updated Sep 2020
Location Antarctica
Topics Spotlight
It happens to everyone. One way or another we get involved little by little and in such a natural way that we only realize that we are in a strange situation when we are halfway through and that is when we wonder how it all happened. How did it all start?

It was a Thursday in January 2018, I was working on my newest photographic project. A long-term project that will take years to complete and to which I will dedicate myself almost exclusively. I had just returned from Chile, where I went to document the advance of the desert towards the country's capital, Santiago. I was selecting the photos that will compose the book and studying the theme of desertification on the planet - one of the consequences of climate change. The phone rang. It was from Marca Chile and the invitation was simple: “Do you want to be part of a scientific expedition in Antarctica?”. I was speechless for a few seconds and even before I answered the interlocutor followed, "you have to be here on Tuesday". I said yes and we hung up. I called my girlfriend and informed her of the invitation - and the absence for the next few days. And as she always does every time, she was generous and supported my work unconditionally. "Wonderful! When I get home I help you organize everything! ”, He replied. That same night we went to the birthday of a Portuguese friend and I said to him, "I'm going to Antarctica". He looked at me very seriously and said, "it's like going to the moon!" I just smiled with that grace.

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