Forces of Nature #18

The Ponta Delgada – Azores 2027 bid for European Capital of Culture has launched the “Forces of Nature” photographic series, by the photographer Paulo Goulart. The aim is to show that our nature is human, by showing people that build the culture of this place.

Ana Medeiros, known as Tininha, is 37 years old. She has training in showcase, although she hasn’t pursued that line of work. She calls herself a “woman of a 1000 crafts” and a “mini-hurricane”. Constantly seeking new challenges, she is impulsive, spontaneous, resilient and persistent. Currently, Ana is working with embroidery.

She finds refuge by the sea, in a place where the rocks and the waves meet, sometimes in discomfort, where storms arise, but where the fears and insecurities turn into hope.