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LUISA DORR

Based in Bahia, Brazil

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    Date: 02/08/2015 Brasilandia, Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Maysa's parents are divorced, she lives with her mother and her sister Luana toghter with tres uncles. Margarida Maria Martins, Alcindo Benedito Martins, and Maria Alice Martins. Date: 02/08/2015 Brasilandia, Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Maysa prays before her turn on stage during the final contest for Miss Sao Paulo 2015. Date: 01/21/2015 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    The Golden Girls. Maysa Miss Sao Paulo Black Beauty, Carol Ferraresi, Camila Santos Silva second princess of Sao Paulo and Thais Silva first Princess of Sao Paulo. Date: 10/03/2015 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Bruna Figueiredo in the final contest for Young Miss Brazil at Cedar Palace in Sao Paulo. She is miss minas gerais one state of Brazil. Date: 06/24/2014 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    The twins, Laryssa & Raysa, 9, are models since 11 months old. Today they work as artists in diverse media: they sing, compose their own songs, act and model. Their mother told me that they learned to make up themselves on their own at 7. They do their own hair and make up before going to contests and parties (like in the photo). They earn monthly between R$300 and R$2000 and save half of it in a savings account, the other half is donated to an orphanage in their city. Final contest for Young Miss Brazil at Cedar Palace in Sao Paulo. Date: 06/24/2014 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Kathellen Cristina , Nicoly Leandra Reginato and Rafaela Santos Corassa waiting in the limo to start the final contest for Young Miss Brazil at Cedar Palace in Sao Paulo. Date: 06/24/2014 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Kathleen Da Silva and Daniela Tereza Gaspar. These girls dream of being misses , but on this day were just looking at the competition for Young Miss Brazil nd imagining one day have the miss sash. Date: 06/24/2014 Sao Paulo SP - Brazil ©luisadorr
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    Itabaianinha is a city of 30,000 inhabitants in the state of Sergipe, known as "the city of the Dwarves", northeastern Brazil, about 25 times more dwarf than the national average, is considered the city with the largest population of dwarves in the world. For generations, born in Itabaianinha an unusual number of people under 1.35 meters tall. There is no official census, but the calculation is between 70 and 150 dwarfs. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, and sufferers of the anomaly has long torso and short legs. But the cause of short stature in Itabaianinha is a rare genetic mutation that affects the growth hormone and is transmitted from father to son. Many dwarves were born into families related by kinship be in the same rural area reels. Some of them are carriers. Who developed the mutation have normal body, but on a small scale. There is a government program to inject growth hormones in people of the city. Since the 90s, doctors, led by Dr Manuel Herminio Aguiar-Oliveira, treated about twenty children suffering from genetic mutation. Treatment is free and guarantees a normal height, according to the doctor, but some reject. "When they reach 1.40 or 1.50 time, they want to leave treatment. They are not ashamed to be small, this is common, they are happy, the city is like that." Valerio Fonseca Melo, 65 years old, 1,2 cm. He was a farmer and soccer player. Today he is retired. He is a close friend of Mariana and Joseane, they met in the bank and have been together since then Itabaianinha, Sergipe, SE- Brazil Date: 26/03/2015 ©luisadorr
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    Itabaianinha is a city of 30,000 inhabitants in the state of Sergipe, known as "the city of the Dwarves", northeastern Brazil, about 25 times more dwarf than the national average, is considered the city with the largest population of dwarves in the world. For generations, born in Itabaianinha an unusual number of people under 1.35 meters tall. There is no official census, but the calculation is between 70 and 150 dwarfs. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, and sufferers of the anomaly has long torso and short legs. But the cause of short stature in Itabaianinha is a rare genetic mutation that affects the growth hormone and is transmitted from father to son. Many dwarves were born into families related by kinship be in the same rural area reels. Some of them are carriers. Who developed the mutation have normal body, but on a small scale. There is a government program to inject growth hormones in people of the city. Since the 90s, doctors, led by Dr Manuel Herminio Aguiar-Oliveira, treated about twenty children suffering from genetic mutation. Treatment is free and guarantees a normal height, according to the doctor, but some reject. "When they reach 1.40 or 1.50 time, they want to leave treatment. They are not ashamed to be small, this is common, they are happy, the city is like that." Joaldo 26 years old, 1,35m and his girlfriend. Joaldo made the treatment to growth during 4 years. He took shots every day, complains that he has suffered a lot, but it grew. Itabaianinha, Sergipe, SE- Brazil Date: 03/27/ 2015 ©luisadorr
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    Itabaianinha is a city of 30,000 inhabitants in the state of Sergipe, known as "the city of the Dwarves", northeastern Brazil, about 25 times more dwarf than the national average, is considered the city with the largest population of dwarves in the world. For generations, born in Itabaianinha an unusual number of people under 1.35 meters tall. There is no official census, but the calculation is between 70 and 150 dwarfs. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, and sufferers of the anomaly has long torso and short legs. But the cause of short stature in Itabaianinha is a rare genetic mutation that affects the growth hormone and is transmitted from father to son. Many dwarves were born into families related by kinship be in the same rural area reels. Some of them are carriers. Who developed the mutation have normal body, but on a small scale. There is a government program to inject growth hormones in people of the city. Since the 90s, doctors, led by Dr Manuel Herminio Aguiar-Oliveira, treated about twenty children suffering from genetic mutation. Treatment is free and guarantees a normal height, according to the doctor, but some reject. "When they reach 1.40 or 1.50 time, they want to leave treatment. They are not ashamed to be small, this is common, they are happy, the city is like that." Beatriz Nascimento da Cruz, 75, she has the poplar market in Itabaianinha where she sell sweets, ice cream, water, etc. His brother Joao Nascimento da Cruz, 71, had a bar nowadays he is retired. They are single. Beatriz is a virgin, she said she never had a boyfriend and that once the dwarves did not marry, and she continues the tradition to this day. Itabaianinha, Sergipe, SE- Brazil Date: 03/26/2015 ©luisadorr
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    Itabaianinha is a city of 30,000 inhabitants in the state of Sergipe, known as "the city of the Dwarves", northeastern Brazil, about 25 times more dwarf than the national average, is considered the city with the largest population of dwarves in the world. For generations, born in Itabaianinha an unusual number of people under 1.35 meters tall. There is no official census, but the calculation is between 70 and 150 dwarfs. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, and sufferers of the anomaly has long torso and short legs. But the cause of short stature in Itabaianinha is a rare genetic mutation that affects the growth hormone and is transmitted from father to son. Many dwarves were born into families related by kinship be in the same rural area reels. Some of them are carriers. Who developed the mutation have normal body, but on a small scale. There is a government program to inject growth hormones in people of the city. Since the 90s, doctors, led by Dr Manuel Herminio Aguiar-Oliveira, treated about twenty children suffering from genetic mutation. Treatment is free and guarantees a normal height, according to the doctor, but some reject. "When they reach 1.40 or 1.50 time, they want to leave treatment. They are not ashamed to be small, this is common, they are happy, the city is like that." Juvencia Maria de Melo, 65 years old, 1.20m and weighs 36kg. She likes to wear black. She worked on the farm until the age of 62, picking lemon and orange. Today embroidering working makes paints, makes pillows. Itabaianinha, Sergipe, SE- Brazil Date: 03/26/2015 ©luisadorr
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    Cruz Juárez, 52 years old 1,30m. He struggled with alcoholism and stopped to drink alcohol three months ago, after he had an accident that nearly cost his life, he was in a coma for three days.   The brothers Joaldo 26 1.35cm and Manuel 18 years old,1,32m participated in a growing experience for American scientists. In 2010, a group of American researchers led by Professor Johns Hopkins Dr. Roberto Salvatori published results of more than 10 years of research about the municipality of Itabaianinha, in the Sergipe state, with the astonishing high rate of dwarfism. They studied 65 dwarves Itabaianinha, ranging 41-51 inches tall. As part of Johns late 1990 survey, younger city dwellers started treatment for growth. Manuel 18 years old, 1,32m did the treatment for six months, but he stopped the treatment because he suffered a lot from the pain of injection. Joaldo Took vaccines to grow up for 4 years. They claim que Increased Their size, However, this procedure can only be done up to 15 years of age, or to posterity, the effect is not guaranteed. Itabaianinha, Sergipe, SE- Brazil Date: 27/03/ 2015 ©luisadorr
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/20/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/23/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/23/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    Analysis of how the new Indian medium class is trying to adopt the leisure patterns from western countries. In the mountains around Manali, Indian Himalayas, hundreds of cars and buses are arriving everyday, loaded with tourist, looking for the snow. Almost all of them are seeing the snow for the first time. There´s plenty of artificial outdoor activities, horse riding, skiing, paraglading, quad riding… most of them are just taking few minutes, not enough to get a fulfilling experience but enough to make a Facebook picture that will be the prove of the great time. They will rent the winter suits on the road, on the way to the mountains, with colorful designs and patterns, also the boots and the skis, very old stuff. This is the type of second hand leisure for people that feels like a Yak on the Beach. Date: 04/23/2014 Manalia, Himachal pradesh, India luisadorr & navin kala
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    This work is about woman faces, portraits from all the woman I find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the landscapes and topographies from women faces. Their stories and context. The way life and time is writing on all of them. Not just with fiscal marks but also with more spiritual traces. Date: 06/15/14 Sao Paulo, Brazil ©luisadorr
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    This work is about woman faces, portraits from all the woman I find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the landscapes and topographies from women faces. Their stories and context. The way life and time is writing on all of them. Not just with fiscal marks but also with more spiritual traces. Ålyona Grigoryan, Yerevan, Armenia Date: 04/17/15 ©luisadorr
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    This work is about woman faces, portraits from all the woman I find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the landscapes and topographies from women faces. Their stories and context. The way life and time is writing on all of them. Not just with fiscal marks but also with more spiritual traces. Graziela Calfat, Elche, Spain Date: 07/25/15 ©luisadorr
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    This work is about woman faces, portraits from all the woman I find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the landscapes and topographies from women faces. Their stories and context. The way life and time is writing on all of them. Not just with fiscal marks but also with more spiritual traces. Eugenia D'Ermoggine London, UK Date: 05/29/15 ©luisadorr
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    This work is about woman faces, portraits from all the woman I find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the landscapes and topographies from women faces. Their stories and context. The way life and time is writing on all of them. Not just with fiscal marks but also with more spiritual traces. Nural Moser Albacete, Spain Date: 07/25/15 ©luisadorr
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    The south of Brazil is known for discovering the biggest models in the world like Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio. Lajeado is a small village of German origins where I grew up, it is an example of this story. These girls are my friends, I have been shooting them and their dreams since I began as a photographer: my first project, my first models. In Lajeado half of my friends are models, or have worked as a model in their life, the other half started in other careers: an architect, a veterinarian, a dentist and a lawyer. I left the city a few years ago, every time I return, I see them and I photograph our dreams changing throughout time.
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    The south of Brazil is known for discovering the biggest models in the world like Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio. Lajeado is a small village of German origins where I grew up, it is an example of this story. These girls are my friends, I have been shooting them and their dreams since I began as a photographer: my first project, my first models. In Lajeado half of my friends are models, or have worked as a model in their life, the other half started in other careers: an architect, a veterinarian, a dentist and a lawyer. I left the city a few years ago, every time I return, I see them and I photograph our dreams changing throughout time.
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    The south of Brazil is known for discovering the biggest models in the world like Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio. Lajeado is a small village of German origins where I grew up, it is an example of this story. These girls are my friends, I have been shooting them and their dreams since I began as a photographer: my first project, my first models. In Lajeado half of my friends are models, or have worked as a model in their life, the other half started in other careers: an architect, a veterinarian, a dentist and a lawyer. I left the city a few years ago, every time I return, I see them and I photograph our dreams changing throughout time.
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    The south of Brazil is known for discovering the biggest models in the world like Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio. Lajeado is a small village of German origins where I grew up, it is an example of this story. These girls are my friends, I have been shooting them and their dreams since I began as a photographer: my first project, my first models. In Lajeado half of my friends are models, or have worked as a model in their life, the other half started in other careers: an architect, a veterinarian, a dentist and a lawyer. I left the city a few years ago, every time I return, I see them and I photograph our dreams changing throughout time.
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    Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Date: 05/01/2014 luisa_dorr & navin_kala ©
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    Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Date: 05/08/2014 luisa_dorr & navin_kala ©
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    Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Date: 05/08/2014 luisa_dorr & navin_kala ©
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    Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Date: 05/01/2014 luisa_dorr & navin_kala ©
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