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Betuel0717-353wGrade school kids perform for parents and teachers, here in the heart of Brazil.  As poet Elizabeth Bishop observed, speaking of Brazil where she lived for two decades: “And children are really loved more than any place else…”

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Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit www.benbatchelder.com.

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  • Molly Batchelder

    The children seem so natural and happy and Dad’s word, ‘innocent.’ They don’t seem self-conscious when being photographed, a tribute to the photographer! Love, Molly

    • Ben Batchelder

      Thanks Molly! You, Dad, and Bishop agree on their lovely innocence. Fortunately for me, children here are used to posing for cameras, so a “surprise” photographer, like the foreigner I am, is another animal… Love, Ben