Monthly Archive for July, 2013

Ana Carolina Fernandes – Bodies and Souls

Ana Carolina Fernandes

Bodies and Souls


For the past two years, photographer Ana Carolina Fernandes coexisted within a transvestite community, spending time in a large house where they live in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.

This time of familiarity, complicity and trust diluted any kind of pre-judgment one could possibly have about this community, which is invariably stigmatized by society.

In this photographic essay, life pulses in citrus colors and in the delusional imaginary of these boys and women, who don’t allow themselves to be ranked by inaccurate demarcations. These photographs tell us about the permanent search for identity and happiness, two points that connect us all, without any distinction of gender or social class.



The objective of this work was not only to give a voice to a group of people who are excluded from society but also to show the sensuality and beauty in bodies that are both masculine and feminine at the same time.

This essay was published in the Brazilian magazine Piauí. It is currently on exhibit in a gallery in Rio de Janeiro.




Ana Carolina Fernandes, Brazilian, works as a freelance photographer for newspapers, magazines, and international news agencies.

From 2008 to 2012 she developed personal projects, and authored and created documentary pieces such as the book “PRAINHA” and the essay MEM De Sa 100 about transvestites in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.


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Dunes in the OBX. #burnmagazine. Photo by @kayaleeberne

Group shot


Jockeys Ridge, Outer Banks, N Carolina.  Dozens of families, school groups, church groups,  etc hike up this 10,000 yr old sand dune every evening for sunset photos. This is the dune where the Wright brothers tested their wing design before making the first flight.

I see this dune right out my front door. It never looks the same from one minute to the next. Weather , light, and the wind whipped shape of the dune itself is changed constantly.

Caption writing contest!


Photo by Kaya Lee Berne

Do you have a good caption for this photo??

If so, write your caption right here in the comments section below.

The best caption wins a free copy of the (based on a true story) magazine by dah.

Kaya, a Univ. of Virginia science student who is shooting for BurnDiary this week, will select the winner. Deadline for entry is Sunday, 9pm EST.

Let the games begin!





Katlynn, 11 years old, from Newport News. Just caught two fish in the #OBX. #burnmagazine #fish. Photo by @kayaleeberne


Long day. Hot shower outdoors. Starry sky. Goodnight. #selfportait #burnmagazine. Photo by @kayaleeberne


Breakfast at the diner. #oj #creamer #burnmagazine. Photo by @kayaleeberne


Summer storm left a large puddle outside the ice cream shack in the #OBX. Photo by @kayaleeberne .

Galaxy Golf Course

At Galaxy Golf Course in North Carolina (#puttputt), failing miserably. Photo by @kayaleeberne