Photographer Marcelo Argolo is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From ‘A Cidade é um Rio de Passos e Vozes’ an ongoing 10 years project expected to end in 2020 and hopefully became a photo book. To see Marcelo ’s galleries click on any image.
The Rio de Janeiro I wish to portray takes shape in the quotidian occupation of public spaces. The river of common citizens that blend in the city in an active way, in an endless flow within the urban landscape. The city as a “river of footsteps and voices“, the Brazilian poet Mario Quintana wrote in his poem “The street”. In Portuguese, the word “river” means “rio”. So, to that “river” of footsteps and voices I add color, an element that I take as inseparably linked to the liveliness of Rio’s daily life.
“In the History of Rio’s Streets,” the Brazilian historian Brasil Gerson wrote: “There are streets, squares and parks with so many stories that one would only need to tell them in their most varied details to be also telling, simultaneously, history itself of the cities to which they belong. “ I believe it’s possible to say the same about people – Them as well, with their own footsteps and voices, tell the history of the cities to which they belong.
All images © Marcelo Argolo
By Marcelo Argolo