A book. Not just a book, but a book where you can see the "Bright Side of the Earth". A book that will show you happy faces from Africa. And their stories.
Most of the time, people perceive Africa as a continent of many calamities. Of many diseases. Of poverty, dry land and hunger. Of trash on the streets and people who live their days thinking it could be their last one. And Africa does have this. But it has so much more.
In this book I want to show that poverty and happiness in Africa are not necessarily correlated. I want to show that Africa is also bliss, beauty and music. It is green and red and yellow. It is young and old together. And no matter the age, everyone will always have a smile to share. I photographed in Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Malawi in the past 5 years and there is no where else on earth where I've found so much joy.
In addition, the writer Mia Couto - winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2014 - and translated into more than 22 countries - wrote the book's preface.
Isn't it all something worth sharing?
Name: Africa - The Bright Side of the Earth
Photographs & text by: Maria Pereira dos Santos
Edited by: Dinamene Branco
# of pages: 88
Kind: Hard Cover but soft and sweet inside (you will want to have it. I guarantee you)