18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Blackout, light that goes out and lights that shine

In 1977, Sgt Silvio Hollenbach (33) sacrificed his own life to save Adilson (13), who had fallen into a giant otters' pit, echoing the freest song in the sanctuary of human soul: giving instead of obtaining, helping by just understand, saving without judging. Silvio left the scene to enter the exemplary memory of his four successful children and his worthy wife. For all of them, he must be smiling, extending his arms in the lightning, descending in the rain, caressing the treetops. Even if he sleeps soundly until the end of time, he will be protected and away from suffering. Wherever he is, may the yellow noise of the sunrise doesn't disturb this place. May his bed and pillow be soft, from the clear conscience and the absence of all evils of the Earth

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Brasília, Brazil
Camera: LG-P716
Copyright: © Mauro El Chaer