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The struggle for the land: a massacre, a wake

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Photography - Burial of the victims of the Eldorado de Carajás massacre, in the state of Pará

The struggle for the land: a massacre, a wake

During the funeral ceremony, the peasant community of the landless and family members of the murdered victim conduct a wake over their corpses in Curionópolis. Pará, 1996.

Salgado, Sebastião. Terra: Struggle of the Landless. Preface by José Saramago. Verses by Chico Buarque. Translated by Clifford Landers. London: Phaidon Press, 1998: 120-21(photo), 142 (caption). Thanks to Sebastio Salgado for providing free use of his photographs and captions on this web site. For further information about the photographs and captions contact


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