As if fulfilling a cowrie-shell divination by a Mãe de Santo in Rio de Janeiro, Kilombo has been a project very close to my heart for many years. under the guidance and mentorship of David Alan Harvey, this journey has led to the publication of my first book - KILOMBO - due out this fall, published by burn.books .
"The attentive eye of Maria Daniel Balcazar penetrates a mystical universe..."
In contemplating these photographs, it is possible to forget - for a few moments - institutional racism, an inheritance of slavery, which so badly afflicts Brazilian society. In contemplating these images, conflicts are ignored and the beauty of the side by side existence between the sacred and the profane is admired."
- Aderivaldo Ramos de Santana