Winter 2018

Masks and mayhem

João Farkas uncovers a little known side of Brazilian tradition in his vivid photographs of carnival costumes in the city of Maragojipe

For the past five years, the Brazilian photographer João Farkas has travelled during carnival to Maragojipe, a small city in the north-eastern state of Bahia, 90 miles from the state capital, Salvador. With a population of nearly three million, Salvador is the largest black city outside Africa. Although it was the focus of the slave trade from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, it is now, happily, a place of racial and cultural hybridisation.


Photographs by João Farkas.


Felipe Taborda, graphic designer, Rio de Janeiro

Read the full version in Eye no. 95 vol. 24, 2018


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