In Summer 2008 while visiting my hometown in Brazil, my mother introduced me to a place that changed my perception on humanity, humility and the value of life. The Shelter Juvino Barreto, a non-profit shelter for old folks, exclusively operating on donations and scarce funding provided by a corrupt and imoral government. That one week of visits was enough for me to realize something needed to be done to help the shelter continue operations and provide those 180 folks with the minimum necessary for them to have dignity and kindness in their last moments among the living.
The book is a photographic journey that reveals a week in the life of that old folks shelter in the Northeast Region of Brazil (one of the poorest in that country).
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Shelter.