Viviane Araújo – The Queen of Salgueiro – Rio de Janeiro -Brazil – Carnival 2011.
I travelled to South America and at the end of the trip I arrived in Rio. I wanted to see Viviane Araújo, the Queen of Salgueiro. I have read many things about her. Many women hate, many women admirate her. But the Viviane I saw at MARQUÊS de Sapucaí, surprised me…Beautiful, happy, a big smile… And when I looked at her and I showed her my lens, she stopped, smiled and gave me the opportunity to taken lots photos of her. If there is a QUEEN of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro…she is VIVIANE ARAÚJO…Simply marvelous!!!
Only she paid attention to all photographers. With credential or not. She looked around the Avenue, like a QUEEN!!! The sky was dark but all the lights of the universe revered Viviane. The carnival of Rio de Janeiro is not carnival without Viviane. I photographed all the Queens and most of them u can see THERE, but none compares to Viviane.