Photographic essay portrays strength and beauty of Silvana Santos from Gaspar


Sensitivity, emotion and many feelings. Through a photo shoot, Silvana Santos, from Gaspar, shows the strength and beauty that her new life has. All the details were delicately captured by photographer Primo Tacca Neto, from Brusque. Each click of the professional shows a woman full of determination and a lot of desire to live.

According to Silvana, the desire to pose for Tacca’s lenses came from her admiration for the photographer’s work. “I chose Tacca because I think he captures the essence of us in the photos he takes. He can see and portray the inside of people. I sent a message to his wife, told him my story and said that I had been amputated a few months ago. And that I was okay with that. I didn’t go into depression because I lost my limbs. I saw value in being able to continue life.”

Happy with the result, Silvana says that it was worth recording this new cycle. “My life is special. I did well to record my moments of well-being.”


Silvana dos Santos, 36 years old, suffered a generalized infection after renal colic followed by a urinary infection. Due to necrosis, she lost part of her lower and upper limbs in May 2023. She was hospitalized for months.

Gasparense is an example of overcoming. Strong and courageous, she is determined to regain her independence, whether at work or in caring for her greatest treasures: her three daughters.

Issue 2147

The article is in Portuguese

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