For the past nine years, Brooklyn-based photographer Geralyn Shukwit has traveled the backroads of Bahia, Brazil, returning to communities year after year forming relationships with the families who reside there. O Tempo Não Para, Portuguese for “time does not stop,” is a personal documentation of those interactions and observations of Bahian life. Set in the extraordinarily colorful landscape that contains a palette of bright, cool, and warm colors, each photograph leaves traces of a culture steeped in the rituals and traditions that bind them.
Geralyn Shukwit is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2002, she has traveled to South America and the Caribbean where she intimately photographs daily life, straddling the line between documentary and fine art photography. Shukwit’s photographs have been exhibited in the United States, Spain and Ethiopia, and published in National Geographic, Progresso Fotografico Italy, BIG Magazine, New York Daily News, and Post. She is a winner of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, AI/AP Latin American Fotografîa, APA/NY and International Photography Awards (IPA), and was nominated for the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2019.