Collection

  • Maureen Bisilliat

Caranguejeiras [Crab hunters] is the name of a series made by Maureen in the late 1960s and published on the early 1970s on one of the most important and innovative magazines in Brazil at the time, Revista Realidade, published by Editora Abril. The title refers to women who lived on crab hunting in the mangrove of Livramento, a village 20 km from the capital of Paraíba, a state on northeastern Brazil. Maureen Bisilliat became known throughout an impressive series of photo reportages published in the most relevant Brazilian newspapers and magazines from the 1960s onwards, as well as through several books done together with important Brazilian writers and poets such as, João Guimarães Rosa, João Cabral de Melo Neto and Jorge Amado.