Marcio Pimenta

Freelancer photographer. Contributor at National Geographic, The Guardian, Rolling Stone.
The Bahia's Cigars Saga
Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: Marcio Pimenta is a freelance photographer and journalist based in the South of Brazil. His work was featured in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and El País. He has received numerous awards for his... read on
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The Bahia's Cigars Saga
Credits: marcio pimenta
Date of Work: 01/21/15 - 05/22/15
Updated: 09/24/19
An emperor, slaves, presidents, German immigrants, Cuban refugees and even a pope: all were seduced by cigars produced in Bahia, Brazil. Its history began in the period of slavery, was affected by two world wars and contributed to the affirmation and independence of women in Bahia. It generated fortunes and family disputes - a betrayal almost led a Brazilian to fall into the hands of the Nazis. This story was published in National Geographic magazine (Brazil and Portugal).

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