I have dedicated a significant part of my life to photojournalism and documentary photography. You can see some of my work published on CNN and other photoblogs. This fact made me...
Visiting Guinea-Bissau was an experience I will never forget. I loved the landscape, and the city, but what most impressed me was the people, in most cases women and children. On this occasion I was visiting another school, where children were also taught simple oral health routines by the volunteers of the Portuguese ONGD "Mundo a Sorrir". I was photographing, as planned, to document the work that was being done there. This was an easy task, because children loved to be photographed. They enjoyed and laughed when they saw themselves inside the little black box. In this group of children there was a little girl whose eyes mesmerized me. She was just a little girl, but her eyes looked into my eyes with boldness and determination... She also loved to be photographed. She is such a photogenic girl, and I couldn't stop photographing her. I am sure she noticed that, but she did not seem to be annoyed, because she even drew my attention to her when she saw me busy with other subjects. At first, her expression showed some concern and a little touch of sadness. Obviously, the oral health intervention was concerning her and her fellows, but when her teacher started making some yoga exercises for them to relax she and the others felt more comfortable and their expression changed and became more joyful.