Rogério Reis turned his back on the official Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro to explore the people of the backstreet “counter-Carnaval.”
Rogério Reis decided in 1987 to turn his back on the sparkle of the officially sanctioned Carnaval parade of samba schools through the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, he began to explore the rawness of the “counter-Carnaval” along Rio’s back streets.
Guido Steenkamp is a member of the street photography collective Seconds2Real. Beginning initially as a Flickr group aimed at promoting street photography in both Germany and Austria, it has since grown from an online organization to a real-life collective with the first exhibition to be opened on October 14th in Berlin. Guido Steenkamp shares more about the collective from its beginnings to what is planned in our interview with him.