"Seu Raimundo" sits in a busy intersection in the city of São Paulo. He creates his own clothes from trash bags and plastic. He spends most of his days writing. Often people pass him on the street and greet him as "the poet" or "the prophet". He calls himself "the conditioned one". He has been jailed, deported from neighbouring countries, and claims to be a victim of human rights abuse.
[ photos Ignacio Aronovich (black and white) & Louise Chin (color) ]