Vivaldo Xavier, known as "Jacira" pulls his 160kg cart collecting metal and other materials for recycling. He goes long distances to support his two children. He also creates artistic pieces from the material he finds. Motorcycle helmets become ghoulish masks, and a chicken becomes a horned hat. He makes different costumes to wear while he works, and his cart is equipped with loudspeakers, which amplify his unique singing, as well as serving to advertise his presence while he walks the streets.
[Click to hear his DREAM]
[ photos Ignacio Aronovich (black and white) & Louise Chin (color) ]