These are some pictures I took in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina), and in the state of Paraná (Brazil) from 2016 to 2018. As is much well known, Brazilian nature can be breathtakingly exuberant. But this is a very unequal, unfair country, economically speaking, continuously pushed to the periphery of capitalism. For its survival, Brazil still depends mostly on exploitative monocultures, in which the rule is an indiscriminate use of pesticides (most of them prohibited in Europe). From this comes the conspicuous pollution of rivers and other environmental predicaments. People simply yield to this absurd situation, and in the last few years the media (including Globo) has no qualms exhibiting swinish self-congratulatory publicity in which the agrobusiness pornographically calls itself "popular."
"Wo aber Gefahr ist, wächst das Rettende auch" (Hölderlin).
The environment, other species of plants and animals aren't mere material stuff brought to this world in order to be used and abused. People unable to realize this, are unworthy of both nature and spirit. As says Schelling, "die Natur soll der sichtbare Geist, der Geist die unsichtbare Natur sein." Artists such as Joseph Beuys, Antônio Parreiras and Olivier Messiaen also knew this.