Those working on the construction of a weir to store rainwater during the great
drought of 1982-3 in the sertão of Ceará were poor people
from the backlands who received as compensation just enough food to survive.
Salgado, Sebastião. Terra: Struggle of the Landless. Preface
by José Saramago. Verses by Chico Buarque. Translated by Clifford Landers.
London: Phaidon Press, 1998: 59 (photo), 139 (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 email@example.com