Author and photographer Ben Batchelder shares the thrills and spills of Brazil’s remote backroads. Residing in-country for over 25 years, Ben travels Brazil in his trusty station wagon along roads that few Brazilians, and practically no foreigners, dare to. Bringing a notebook, a camera, and his black labrador for companionship, Ben explores Brazil along its neglected but colorful byways.
Soon to publish his fourth travel book (Earthdog Press), Ben has lectured on Brazilian subjects at Sebastião Salgado’s Instituto Terra and at UFSJ in Minas Gerais, and held multiple readings, both in the U.S. and in Brazil, from his books. His photography has been exhibited in various shows in São Paulo and Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, and published in several Brazilian guidebooks of the Guias Unibanco Brasil series.