Evgeny Makarov

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The Students in their Beautiful Ballet Dresses

The students meet in the house of their classmate Thyffanny Almeida Ribeiro to walk to school together. Because journalists are visting, the girls put on the beautiful ballet dresses.

Manguinhos Favela

View of the Manguinhos favela.

Father and Daughter after her Ballet Class

A father picks up his daughter after her ballet class by bike.

Ballet Lesson for the Younger

Ballet lesson for the younger students.

Ballet Lesson of the Older

Ballet lesson of the older students.

Ballet Lesson of the Older

Ballet lesson of the older students.

Ballet Lesson of the Older

Ballet lesson of the older students.

Small Library in the Ballet School

There is also a small library in the new rooms of the ballet school. Students are constantly borrowing books.

Maysa Aben-Athar, Top Student of Ballet Manguinhos

Maysa Aben-Athar is getting ready for ballet lessons. She shares the small room with her older and younger sisters.

Maysa Aben-Athar on her Way to the Ballet School

Maysa Aben-Athar on the way to the ballet school, she walks along the street Rua Leopoldo Bulhões, which is nicknamed "Gaza Strip" due to the many shootings.

The Students in their Beautiful Ballet Dresses

The students meet in the house of their classmate Thyffanny Almeida Ribeiro to walk to school together. Because journalists are visting, the girls put on the beautiful ballet dresses.

Mother Elaine Almeida Ribeiro

Mother Elaine Almeida Ribeiro looks along the street in the Manguinhos favela. The students met in the house of their classmate Thyffanny Almeida Ribeiro to walk to school together. Because journalists are visting, the girls put on the beautiful ballet dresses.

Students on their Way to the Ballet School

The students on their way to the ballet school. Because journalists are there, the girls put on the beautiful ballet dresses.

Thyffanny Almeida Ribeiro, Ballet Manguinhos

Thyffanny Almeida Ribeiro on the way to the ballet school.

REPORTAGE

”Favela Ballett” — Die elfjährige Maysa Barbosa wächst in einer von Rio de Janeiros gefährlichsten Vierteln auf. Während viele ihrer Klassenkameradinnen sich mit den Jungs aus dem Drogenhandel herumtreiben, posiert sie zuhause vor dem Spiegel, übt ihren Arrabesque, ihr Grand-Plié.

Maysa ist die Spitzenschülerin des Ballet Manguinhos, einer Ballettschule mitten in einer der gewalttätigsten Favelas der Stadt. 250 Tänzerinnen lernen hier, unterrichtet von Lehrerinnen der besten Tanz-Akademien des Landes. Die Schule ist ein Betonturm, umgeben von zehntausenden provisorischen Ziegelbauten. Ein Schutzraum, gegen die Gewalt auf der Straße. Ballett verspricht ein Ausweg zu sein, mithilfe von Anmut und Eleganz. Vor allem aber: Disziplin... 

Reportage zusammen mit Autor Fabian Federl in Rio de Janeiro in 2019. Veröffentlicht in Spiegel Online (D), Marie Claire(NL/TW/KR), Frankie (AU), Maailman Kuvalehti (FI), HUCK(UK), Welt d. Frau (AT), u.A.

DOKU

”A Datcha State of Mind ” — Die russische Datscha ist mehr als ein Häuschen oder ein Schrebergarten. Sie ist eine eigene Welt: nicht Stadt nicht Land - Es geht um mehr als bloß einen Ort für die Ferien. Es geht um einen Teil des russischen Selbstverständnis.

Dies ist meine persönliche Reise. Ich bin zurückgekehrt an einen magischen Ort meiner Kindheit in der Sowjetunion, auf der Suche nach dem “Dacha State of Mind”. Denn die Datscha ist ein Geisteszustand und eine Institution, die seit dem 17. Jahrhundert nur gewachsen ist. Alle Krisen, Kriege und Revolutionen hat sie überdauert und ist bis heute ein unverzichtbarer Teil russischer Kultur und Gesellschaft. Die Datscha ist ein Refugium - fern vom Alltag, seinen Sorgen und Problemen.

Freie Arbeit im Rahmen der Joop Swart Masterclass von World Press Photo aus dem Jahr 2015. Für mehrere Woche kehrte ich zurück zu dem Ort wo ich meine Kindheit in Russland verbrachte um ihn zu dokumentieren. 

Veröffentlicht als Buch: „Die Datscha - 600 m² Glück“ im Sieveking Verlag

Overview from a water-tower.

Overview from a water-tower.

Anna Baranova in her Garden

Anna Baranova (76) lying in her garden. This special spot under the trees is where she charges her energy when she gets tired, she says.

Anna Baranovas Provisory House

Anna Baranovas (76) dacha house burned down in a fire caused by her neighbor in 2013. From her rent she rebuild what remained into this provisory house. „giving up was not an option - i can't stay in the city for too long, i become ill and tired there. so slowly I rebuild it. maybe its not as good looking as my old house, but it is cozy“

Inhabitants on a Motorcycle

In the forest behind Osinovskoye Lake is where the inhabitants like to collect berries and mushrooms. Scooters and motorcycles are popular means of transportation at the dacha.

Artur Sokorev, Construction Worker

Artur Sokorev (32) turning on the electricity. Artur is working on construction sites in the suburbs as a day laborer and often prefers to stay after work at the dacha instead of going back to the city.

Kostya Danilov after a Soccer Game

Kostya Danilov (7) after a soccer game near the railway tracks.

Forest behind Osinovskoye Lake

In the forest behind Osinovskoye Lake. A tornado in 2011 took down trees leaving an aisle where now young trees are growing.

Boy Fishing at the Borkovo lake

A boy fishing at the Borkovo lake.

Artur Sokorev's Room

The weather forecast. In Artur Sokorev's (32) room in the dacha he shares with his parents.

Aisle for Electricity

An aisle for electricity in the forest right next to the dacha settlement.

View into the Garden

View into the garden from Oleg Peretatko's (32) dacha. The dacha gives some relief from the small crowded flat in the city he says.

Igor Danilov and his Daughter Tanja

Igor Danilov (50) and his daughter Tanja in front of their dacha house.

„67th Kilometer“

At the Station „67th Kilometer“ the train from the city rolls in, mostly full with people on their way to the dacha. On Fridays the trains are full with people going to the dacha after work, and then leaving Sunday evening back to the city.

Michail Dyatlov with his Friends

Michail Dyatlov (25) is meeting with his friends at the small market place in the middle of the dacha settlement at night.

The Shore of Osinovskoye Lake

The shore of Osinovskoye Lake at twilight. There are plenty of lakes and forests in this area, which used to be Finnish territory before the Soviet invasion and annexation in 1940.

Diogo Salles, Actor

Diogo Salles, Actor. Rio de Janeiro, 2020

Daniel Harris, Founder of London Cloth Company

Daniel Harris, Founder of London Cloth Company, London, 2016

Karina Quintiliano, Model

Karina Quintiliano, Model. Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien, 2018

Carol Schutzer (DJ Cashu) und Laura Dias

Carol Schutzer (DJ Cashu) und Laura Dias. DJs und Veranstalterinen der Black Mamba Partys. Sao Paulo, Brasilien, 2019

Donna Maria and Joaõ José Cordeiro

Donna Maria and Joaõ José Cordeiro. Owners of "Pousada RicaÒ. Amazonas, Brazil, 2019

Marcelo dos Santos bekannt als Marcelinho Paraíba

Marcelinho. Marcelo dos Santos (44), Fußballer, bekannt als Marcelinho Paraíba

Lorena Paterlin, Hirtin und Illustratorin

Lorena Paterlin, Hirtin und Illustratorin. Prättigau, Graubünden, Schweiz, 2017

Andrey Brito, Kulturvermittler und Veranstalter

Andrey Brito, Kulturvermittler und Veranstalter. Sao Paulo, Brasilien, 2019

Sebastião Salgado, Photographer and Environmental Activist

Sebastião Salgado, photographer and environmental activist. Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brasilien, 2020

Nando Chaves, Cachaça Brennmeister

Nando Chaves, Cachaça Brennmeister. Coronel Xavier Chaves, Minas Gerais, Brasilien, 2020

Luis Fernando Rego, Bolshoi Ballet Brasil

Luis Fernando Rego, Ballet Dancer. Joinville, Brazil, 2020

PORTRÄT

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REPORTAGE

”BR319 - Road to Ruin” — Die größte Gefahr für den Regenwald ist der Weg dorthin: Der Highway BR-319.

Die BR-319 ist die einzige Straße, die Manaus, die Hauptstadt des Amazonasbeckens, mit dem Rest Brasiliens verbindet. Sie wurde zuerst von der Militärdiktatur in den 1960er Jahren gebaut, um den Amazonas zu "kolonisieren", degradierte dann aber schnell. Menschen, die entlang der Straße lebten, starben an Malaria, Dörfer wurden verlassen, die Straße verwilderte - der Wald nahm sein Land zurück. Ende der 1980er Jahre war die BR-319 dann unpassierbar.

"Die Zerstörung der BR-319 war das Beste, was dem Regenwald passieren konnte, sagt Philip Fearnside, ein US-Umweltwissenschaftler, der seit 40 Jahren in Manaus lebt. "Die Strasse ist der einzige Weg in das Herz Amazoniens", sagt er. 95 Prozent der Abholzung findet im Umkreis von vier Kilometern um eine Straße statt. Das Jahr 2019 weist bereits die höchste Entwaldungsrate seit 10 Jahren auf, allein im Juli waren es 278 Prozent mehr als im gleichen Zeitraum des Vorjahres. Nirgendwo im Amazonasgebiet ist die Entwaldungsrate schlimmer als in der Region am Südende der BR-319. In dem kleinen Dorf Realidade - portugiesisch für Realität - liegen Rauch und Staub in der Luft, Sägewerke arbeiten die ganze Nacht, Tausende von Holzfällern schlagen Korridore im Regenwald. Das Dorf befindet sich in einem Abholz-Rausch. Die Menschen laufen bewaffnet umher, die Autos haben keine Nummernschilder, die Atmosphäre ähnelt der einer Goldgräberstadt. Realidade ist der letzte Posten der "Zivilisation" am Südrand von BR-319. Von hier aus in Richtung Norden liegt unberührter Regenwald. Südlich von Realidade findet man hunderte von Kilometern Weideland; abgeholzte Landschaften. Der "Bogen der Entwaldung" beginnt hier. Die Landschaft hinter Realidade ist ein Blick in die Zukunft des Amazonasbeckens: Ende Juli kündigte Präsident Bolsonaro an, dass er BR-319 neu pflastern lassen will.

Zusammen mit dem Autor Fabian Federl reisten wir 2019 ende Juli für 10 Tage entlang des Highway BR-319 durch den Amazonas Regenwald von Manaus bis nach Realidade.

Veröffentlicht in Das Magazin (CH), Smithsonian Magazine (USA), Society (FR) u.A.

Ausgezeichnet: Royal Geographical Society's Earth Photo 2020 competition „A Climate of Change“ (finalist)

Regivan, Truck Driver

Truck driver Regivan, transports fresh fish. He got off the track early in the morning on the unpaved part of the BR-319 and got stuck in the mud. Wife Daniela and his son Daniel Victor came along for the first time. Attempts to pull the truck out of the mud with the help of another truck failed.

Erika Casto de Santos

Erika Casto de Santos (15) is on the lookout for the pink Amazon river dolphins (Boto), who sometimes swim to the dock and are fed with fish. The water in the river is black lent by its high acidity. Black water, means safety: there can be no malaria, because the larvae of Anopheles mosquitoes cannot survive in such acidity. Also, crocodiles prefer to hunt in clear water. The rainbow shimmer on the water is caused by a boat that is leaking oil or gasoline nearby. Igapó-Açu

Igapó-Açu

The inhabitants of this community are descendants of the indigenous called "amazonenses". The reservation protects their lifestyle and they protect the reserve: they fell trees only when needed and fish only what they eat. They are not allowed to sell raw goods or organize agriculture. Igapó-Açu is split in two, the river cuts through the village and the BR-319. Everyone who drives down the road has to use the ferry, wich is the villagers' cooperative. A 24-hour business, seven days a week. Igapó-Açu

Young Catfish

A very small and young Bagre fish (Catfish) that two girls in Igapó-Açu have taken out of the water.

Emmerson Casto de Santos

Emmerson Casto de Santos (41) demonstrates a Jaguar skull. He built guest houses on the riverbanks and wants to be a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Igapó-Açu. But for that he needs guests, and an accessible street. A problem that makes Emerson and the other residents of Igapó-Açu ambivalent. Igapó-Açu

Wood Transporter

BR-319, just before Realidade - a truck transports wood from the rainforest. Many of the transports happen in the dark, wich indicates that he wood is not legal.

Brothel in Realidade

Brothel in Realidade. Most visitors are lumberjacks, a sex worker tells. Realidade began with two busloads of landless workers in 2016. They were supposed to grow crops, but quickly realized wood sells better than corn, or even cattle. They began cutting down trees on the edge of the BR-319, carving out corridors into the forest. The corridors became wider. The loggers started to tear down entire trees with tow trucks. In this way they opened further corridors. And since, Realidade has grown to seven thousand residents, eight sawmills have opened, and 62 percent of the district is deforested.

Realidade Town

The settlement began with two busloads of landless workers in 2016. They were supposed to grow crops, but quickly realized wood sells better than corn, or even cattle. They began cutting down trees on the edge of the BR-319, carving out corridors into the forest. The corridors became wider. The loggers started to tear down entire trees with tow trucks. In this way they opened further corridors. And since, Realidade has grown to seven thousand residents, eight sawmills have opened, and 62 percent of the district is deforested. Realidade

Realidade

Smoke comes out of one of the many sawmills operating in the village. Realidade

Tire and Repair Service

A tire and repair service specialised on trucks and construction equipment - most of the vehicles are used for logging and need regular maintenance. Realidade

Donna Maria and Joaõ José Cordeiro

Since Seu Joaõ has built the small church named "At the site of the restoration of the BR-319" on his piece of land, sometimes even a pastor comes through for a church service. After the opening of the BR-319, thousands of southern Brazilians migrated along the road, enticed by promises given by the government. Donna Maria (74) and Joaõ (77) José Cordeiro have been living on the BR-319 since the 1970s when they sold their cottage in Curitiba to buy the piece of land on which they run the "Pousada Rica", even during the rainy season. Offering travelers food and sleeping places. The two are married 53 years and have 8 children.

Church in Realidade

Church in Realidade, cross with the inscription "Peace and Good". "Realidade was once a community", says Seu Aloizo, a former municipal administrator, "...that time is past now".

Nilda Casto de Santos, ”Donna Moçinha”

Nilda Casto de Santos (61) "Donna Moçinha" with her sisters Margarita and Dora and neighoor Anna-Luiza prepare food and fresh Acai in the kitchen. Most residents want an intact BR-319. But some also are unsure if it is the right decision. Dona Moçinha wants it for police and ambulances to drive on, on the other hand she does not want it, because with it comes deforestation. Igapó-Açu

Joaõ Araújo de Souza with a Pirarucu Fish

Joaõ Araújo de Souza with a Pirarucu fish during a visit to residents on the river Paraná do Araça. When asked about the dangers of the wildness, João laughs, "Gringos come here with the idea they can discover the unknown," he says, "But people live here, and they know their neighbors." That includes the crocodiles, mosquitos, and wildcats. Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya fever. "I am more scared to cross a busy street in Manaus."

Inhabitants Bathing in the River

While in the morning the ferry departs loaded with trucks from Igapó-Açu, the inhabitants bathe in the river.

TEILEN AUF

Evgeny Makarov

Evgeny, 1984 in St.Petersburg geboren, verbrachte seine Kindheit zwischen Deutschland und Russland, nachdem seine Familie 1992 nach Hamburg gezogen war. Er studierte Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität Hamburg. Während dieser Zeit entdeckte er die Fotografie als ein Werkzeug, um soziale Realitäten jenseits des traditionellen akademischen Ansatzes anzugehen. Anschließend studierte er Fotojournalismus an der Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Dänemark, und schloss dort das internationale Programm 2014 ab. Evgeny nahm an der Joop Swart Masterclass 2015 von World Press Photo und am Eddie-Adams-Workshop 2018 teil. Aktuell lebt er zwischen Hamburg und Rio de Janeiro.

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