The "Cerrado" is the second biggest biome of Brazil, occupying 24% of the country's territory.Even with this huge dimension, recent studies show that with the crescent devastation, in less than two decades the entire biome will become a desert.
The National Park "Grande Sertão Veredas", area that became famous by Guimarães Rosa work, is one of the biggest preserved areas of the "Brazilian Savannah" (the same size as Tokio) and takes part of the north of Minas Gerais state and the south of Bahia's state.
Every year, a small group of 35 firefighters try to protect the rich biodiversity of the region and hold back the desertification process created by criminal fire's started by the cattle industry.
In 2013 I initiated a documental research spending time with those brave men's that faces this unequal battle having only simple tools to combat the fire. The work that was born from this experience was made by panoramic portraits that show the situation of this biome and the faces of the people who risk their lifes to protect this important sanctuary.