The mother of Oziel Pereira, one of the leaders of the murdered peasants, being
comforted by members of her family during the funeral ceremony in the city of
Paraupebas on 20 April. Oziel Pereira was seventeen years old and was removed
from the scene while still alive. After being handcuffed and beaten by a group
of policemen, he was liquidated by a shot in the head. 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: 119 (photo), 142 (caption). Thanks to Sebastião Salgado for providing free use of his photographs and captions on this web site. For further information about the photographs and captions contact firstname.lastname@example.org