Marajó Island: Passage to the Amazon

Brazil's unique Marajo Island, where the Amazon meets the Atlantic, is paradise for one Sao-Paulo dweller. These images first appeared with Neide Rigo's article Passage to the Amazon.

Luciano Lima holds a tray of just-baked rolls at a bakery in the village of Pesqueiro, near Soure.
Luciano Lima holds a tray of just-baked rolls at a bakery in the village of Pesqueiro, near Soure.James Oseland
Women prepare a meal in their open-air kitchen.
Dona Jeronima (left) and her sister, Angela, prepare a meal in their open-air kitchen.James Oseland
a dish of rice and black-eyed peas
Baiao-de-dois ("ballad-of-two"), a dish of rice and black-eyed peas. See the recipe for Baiao-de-Dois »James Oseland
buffalo steak with melted buffalo milk cheese
File Marajoara, buffalo steak with melted buffalo milk cheese, with a side of fresh fried potato chips. See the recipe for File Marajoara »James Oseland
A girl dressed for a festival in the Marajo.
A girl dressed for a festival in the Marajo.James Oseland
a layered banana and cheese pudding with sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon
Sombremesa de banana com queijo, a layered banana and cheese pudding with sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. See the recipe for Sombremesa de Banana com Queijo »James Oseland
a fisherman checks his nets in the village of Pesqueiro
Village of Ceu; at low tide, a fisherman checks his nets in the village of Pesqueiro, near Soure.James Oseland
a pasta and shrimp casserole
Camusclim, a pasta and shrimp casserole. See the recipe for Camusclim »James Oseland
A teen holds fish with shrimp sauce and fried plantains.
Josiel Barbosa Cruz, the 15-year-old son of a worker at the Brito's Marajo ranch, holds fish with shrimp sauce and fried plantains. See the recipe for Filhote com Molho de Camaroẽs e Bananas (Fish with Shrimp Sauce and Plantains) »James Oseland
Brazilian Fish Stew
Moqueca, Brazilian Fish Stew. See the recipe for Moqueca »James Oseland