Cearà region of Brazil

Children and inmates of prison nursery, Crèche Amadeu Barros Leal, Natal

Wash day – it’s common to see families gather at streams to do their laundry

Jangadas – ancient fishing boats are a spectacular sight

Older children are often left to their own devices to prepare food for their younger siblings

 A sting ray’s tail is cut off as a token of good fortune

Lace making – Child labour is common