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Victor Moriyama @victormoriyama

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Pôrto Velho

ENGLISH BELOW zoom out.  Amanhã completo um mês de trabalho na Amazônia cobrindo os impactos das queimadas no meio ambiente e na vida das pessoas. Entender a complexidade das relações sócio ambientais que permearam a formação das cidades amazônicas não é fácil mas apontam uma luz para pensarmos um desenvolvimento sustentável para que as populações locais possam sobreviver economicamente da floresta sem precisar destrui-la. O que impera por aqui é o modelo pecuário e não há , no atual governo, nenhuma proposta política para o desenvolvimento sustentável da maior floresta tropical do mundo. E a floresta sangra em brasas. Depois de tanto tempo de cobertura jornalística, é preciso se distanciar para encher os pulmões de ares puros antes de retomar os trabalhos na mata.  Tomorrow I complete a month of work in the Amazon covering the impacts of burning on the environment and on people's lives. Understanding the complexity of the social and environmental relationships that permeated the formation of Amazonian cities is not easy, but they point to a sustainable development so that local populations can survive economically without destroying the forest. What prevails here is the livestock model and there is no current policy proposal for the sustainable development of the world's largest rainforest. And the forest bleeds in embers. After such a long period of journalistic coverage, you have to distance yourself to fill your lungs with fresh air before returning to the forest.  Thanks all my colleagues for the support in the hard times. @brunokelly_photo@avenerprado@nytimes#nytassignment#amazon@greenpeacebrasil#savetheamazon#climatechange#brasil

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Rondônia

I am covering the fires and burnings in the Amazon forest for 21 days, and still here documenting the deforestation. Some photos I took between 24th - 28th August 2019 in Rondonia state, Brazil. Special thanks to @greenpeacebrasil  to support my work and for having a quick response to global society. @greenpeace@historiasamazonicas#greenpeace#amazon#deforestation#savetheamazon#conservation#aerialimages#photo#aerialphoto@gettyimages#journalism#rainforest#everydayclimatechange#globalwarming#climatechangeisreal#aquecimentoglobal#mudancasclimaticas

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União Bandeirantes, Porto Velho, Ro

Photo and Text by @victormoriyama  on assignment for @spiegelonline  .  Noel Sousa works as a charcoal worker in the city of Nova Bandeirantes, in the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which had a 370% increase in burning compared to August 2018. The charcoal plants are largely supplied by illegal loggers operating in the Amazon and responsible for much of the forest clearance.  In the last 9 days I am documenting the burning of the Amazon and the impacts of fire on traditional populations. For more images and information from Amazon, follow @historiasamazonicas  . This photo was taken on assignment for @spiegelonline   #everydayclimatechange#amazon#burning#deforestation#coal#charcoal#loggers#wooden#forest#nature#prayforamazonia#savetheamazon#globalwarmingisreal

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Nova Bandeirantes

Last work I did for the German magazine Der Spiegel @spiegelonline  about the burning in the Amazon with cover photo taken in Rondônia 3 days ago. We investigated the dependency relationships of charcoal with illegal logging, a vicious and destructive circle for the forest. Full article in bio. #amazon#coal#loggers#desmatamento#deforestation#burning#fire#prayforamazonia#savetheamazon#derspiegel

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Pôrto Velho

Amazon rainforest still burning . Please , help us to keep the forest alive . Join @earthalliance  . @historiasamazonicas@leonardodicaprio@natalialafourcade#amazon#prayforamazonia#prayforamazon#amazonia#conservation#deforestation#savetheamazon#climatechange#carbon#jungle#historiasamazonicas#ipam

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União Bandeirantes

The number of fires increased by 82% in the Amazon rainforest in 2019 and 83,329 fire outbreaks were recorded in Brazil, more than half (52.1%) in the Amazon jungle. According to @nasa  , since 2010 this is the worst year of burning in the Brazilian rainforest. Despite intense burning, traditional predatory logging activities such as gold mining, illegal logging and the consequent charcoal activity remain rooted in the Brazilian corners. Many operations of Federal Public Prosecution Service have triggered work similar to slavery and child labor in these sectors. This is Ronildo Alves who helped his father in a charcoal factory in Nova Bandeirante, in the state of Rondônia. Brazil and other global countries need to find sustainable models of commercial development of the forests and their traditional communities. 🌳❤️. #humanrights#savetheamazon#prayforamazonia#prayforamazon#charcoal#carvoaria#trabalhoinfantil#childlabor#direitoshumanos

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Pôrto Velho

The fire was still strong yesterday in Rondonia state. Today , Pará State concentrates the largest burning points in the Amazon rainforest. Aerial image near to Porto Velho for The New York Times. @nytimes#nytassignment#prayforamazonia#amazon#savetheamazon#amazonia#queimada#burnings#fire#conservation#newyorktimes#victormoriyama#historiasamazonicas

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Pôrto Velho

My latest work for @nytimes  on today’s cover page. Amazon still burning and we need to do something about it. Link on profile . #conservation#nytassignment#amazon#amazonie#amazonia#savetheamazonforest#savetheamazon#prayforamazonia#historiasamazonicas

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Pôrto Velho

Yesterday’s overflight in the Amazon Rainforest. Yes , unfortunately the forest is burning in several points near to protected areas. For @gettyimages#prayforamazonia#amazon#conservation#amazonia#fire#burnings#deforestation#todospelaamazônia#savetheamazon#amazonfires#climatechange@historiasamazonicas

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Amazon rainforest yesterday, overflight for @greenpeacebrasil  . The forest is bleeding and our hearts totally destroyed . . #amazonia#prayforamazonia#burning#queimadas#fire#fogo#amazon#conservation#greenpeace@greenpeace#deforestation#todospelaamazônia#savetheamazon#amazonfires#climatechange

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Rondônia

Today’s image of the Amazon burning in overflight for @greenpeacebrasil  / @greenpeace  near to FLONA ( National Forest ) Jacundá in Rondônia state. #amazonia#amazon#queimada#rondonia#burning#conservation#deforestation#prayforamazonia

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Altamira/PA - Brasil

Yesterday I took this photo flying with @greenpeacebrasil  in the city of Altamira, in Pará state, to document the burning in the Amazon. Despite the national speech, President Bolsonaro has no proposal to curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Since January this year, the environmental agencies that fight against deforestation have been reduced to 50% inspection activities by the order of Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. Brazil is now in the center of a global political crisis and protesters from around the world rallied in protest for the conservation of the Amazon. #amazonia#amazon@greenpeace#deforestation#desmatamento#queimada#globalwarming#climatechange#brazil#amazonie@leonardodicaprio@leonardodicapriofdn@anitta@cristiano@k.mbappe

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Guarulhos

ENGLISH BELOW @victormoriyama  for @nytimes   Após a diáspora dos egípcios que buscaram refúgio na Turquia após a repressão ao movimento islâmico do Egito em 2013, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, que vive no Brasil há mais de um ano e meio, foi considerado pelo Departamento de Estado Americano como procurado por suas conexões com a Al Qaeda. Mohamed Ibrahim é integrante do Partido Islâmico EL Benaa Wel Tanmeya e afirma que ele e seu partido são vítimas de perseguição do atual presidente egípcio Abdel Fattah al Sisi. "Estamos preocupados com a capacidade das organizações criminosas transnacionais e organizações terroristas estrangeiras, como a Al Qaeda, de movimentar dinheiro, armas, bens e pessoas ilegalmente através das fronteiras internacionais, onde quer que essas fronteiras possam estar", afirmou o Departamento de Estado Americano.  Following the diaspora of Egyptians seeking refuge in Turkey following the crackdown on the Egyptian Islamic movement in 2013, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, who has lived in Brazil for over a year and a half, was considered by the US State Department as wanted for his connections with Egypt. to al Qaeda. Mohamed Ibrahim is a member of the Islamic Party EL Benaa Wel Tanmeya and says he and his party are victims of persecution by current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi. “We are concerned about the ability of transnational criminal organizations and foreign terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda to move money, weapons, goods, and people illegally across international borders, wherever those borders might be,” FBI said. #alqaeda#fbi#brazil#islamicparty#egypt#nyt#nytassignment

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Revista National Geographic Brasil

ENGLISH BELOW  Após quase 20 anos de circulação nacional, a edição brasileira da revista National Geographic @natgeobrasil  deixará de circular no próximo mês de novembro deixando muitos corações partidos. Sinto muito orgulho e honra de ter trabalhado em dez reportagens de fôlego para a revista nos últimos 7 anos. Ter fotografado constantemente para a revista me ensinou lições fundamentais para pensar as melhores estratégias visuais a serem abordadas em cada reportagem. Além dos ensinamentos ficam as amizades e o carinho. Obrigado por todas as oportunidades e ensinamentos @crisveit@ronaldo_national@matthewshirts@rsakai  e aos queridos companheiros @ericohiller@lucianocandisani@relatos_visuais@joaomarcosrosa@ricardoteles@izanpetterle@rodrigobaleia  A vida segue e começaremos novos projetos juntos independente da tragédia anunciada do mercado editorial.  After nearly 20 years of national circulation, the Brazilian edition of National Geographic @natgeobrasil  magazine will stop circulating next November leaving many hearts broken. I am very proud and honored to have worked on ten articles in the last 7 years. Constantly photographing for the magazine taught me fundamental lessons for thinking about the best visual strategies to cover in each story. Beyond the teachings are friendships and affection. Thank you for all the opportunities and teachings @crisveit@ronaldo_national@matthewshirts@rsakai  and dear companions @ericohiller@lucianocandisani@visual_reports@joaomarcosrosa@ricardoteles@izanpetterle@rodrigobaleia  Life goes on and we will start new projects together regardless of the announced tragedy of the market. @natgeo#crisis#editorialcrisis#nationalgeographic#brasil#magazine#natgeo

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Brasília, Brazil

Casamento do grande amigo . Mais de 20 anos de amizade. ❤️ @capotando@sam_uca@herbertgondo@bianquinhamattos#wedding

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#repost@blinkdotla   ・・・ Prisoners in provisional prison in northern Natal. Brazil has 17 of the 50 most violent cities in the world according to data from the Mexican NGO Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. The city of Natal, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, was considered the most violent city in Brazil in 2017 and 2018.  Each week, our editors choose the most compelling imagery and work on the Blink creative network, and highlight it on our feed. This week, they chose @victormoriyama  's visual essay "Natal," which shows life in one of the most violent cities in Brazil. "Natal" in Portuguese means Christmas; in 2017 this city was elected the most violent capital in the country, this year, 2019, it climbed down to fourth. The number of homicides is a consequence of the sixth historic largest rebellion in Brazilian prisons, which occurred in January 2017 in the penitentiary of Alcaçuz. This is a key event to understanding the violence in the region; members of two criminal factions (PCC and SDC) confronted each other in a camp war, which was transmitted live by televisions, and which resulted in 26 dead. The dispute between the factions for the control of the drug traffic left the prison and took over the city of Natal generating an index of 100 deaths for every 100,000 inhabitants, numbers that put it as a city with the fourth-highest homicide rate worldwide.  Photo © @victormoriyama

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

#repost@blinkdotla  ⚡️ this week Blink is featuring my work about violence in Brazil. Follow @blinkdotla  feed . ・・・ Each week, our editors choose the most compelling imagery and work on the Blink creative network and highlight it on our feed. This week, they chose @victormoriyama  's visual essay "Natal," which shows life in one of the most violent cities in Brazil. "Natal" in Portuguese means Christmas; in 2017 this city was elected the most violent capital in the country, this year, 2019, it climbed down to fourth. The number of homicides is a consequence of the sixth historic largest rebellion in Brazilian prisons, which occurred in January 2017 in the penitentiary of Alcaçuz. This is a key event to understanding the violence in the region; members of two criminal factions (PCC and SDC) confronted each other in a camp war, which was transmitted live by televisions, and which resulted in 26 dead. The dispute between the factions for the control of the drug traffic left the prison and took over the city of Natal generating an index of 100 deaths for every 100,000 inhabitants, numbers that put it as a city with the fourth-highest homicide rate worldwide  Pictured is an image from the series. The caption: Brazil has 17 of the 50 most violent cities in the world according to data from the Mexican NGO Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. The outbreak of violence stemmed from a confrontation between rival factions in the Licorice prison that resulted in 26 deaths.  Photo © @victormoryama

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Amapá, Amapa, Brazil

Wajãpi and indigenous rights for @nytimes#wajapi#indigenous#deforestation#nytassignment#funai#iepé

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