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Photo Display By Award-Winning Travel Photojournalist Peter Guttman

Brazilian tourist board takes Manhattan by storm in August

eTN  Aug 26, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (August 25, 2008) - Even though the kids are heading back to school and the daily routines are returning, the Brazilian Tourist Board, EMBRATUR, is encouraging New Yorkers, and all Americans, to experience one last blast of summer through three activities taking place the week of August 25.

"The beauty of Brazil and the Brazilian culture is often best displayed through art, whether it's photography or music," said Jeanine Pires, president of the Brazilian Tourist Board. "We invite everyone to experience the beauty and passion of the Brazilian people through these events in New York City."

Amazon Photo Display at United Nations

Award-winning photojournalist Peter Guttman, who has created a unique guidebook series for Fodors, recently traveled to the Brazil Amazon, swam with pink dolphins, traveled to Parintins for the annual "boi-bumba" festival and experienced the beauty of the rainforest.

"Traveling to more than 200 countries and visiting each continent, I've taken thousands of photos that capture experiences and evoke vivid recollections," said Guttman. "I've recently returned from the Brazilian Amazon where I was amazed by the colorful and captivating culture and natural beauty in this exotic corner of the world. The wondrous scenes and memories a photo can record, especially when traveling, inspire others to try similar adventures and seek out marvels of the planet."

Peter's photos will be on display at the Secretariat Building of the United Nations (760 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue and 46th Street) from Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29. Visitors can view the photos from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all are welcome to visit. Please enter and register at the visitor's desk upon arrival.

Beauty of Brazil Photo Contest

Weekend tourists and roaming travelers alike are encouraged to enter the Beauty of Brazil photo contest online at from August 27 to November 21, 2008.

EMBRATUR is asking for an electronic version of a photo that captures the beauty and wonder of travel and a 100-word essay describing the moment the photo was taken and how, in the entrant's own words, it exemplifies the beauty of travel. All entries will be judged by Peter Guttman.

Sensational Sunday at Brazilian Day

2008 marks 24 years of Brazilian Day in New York City, and the event attracts a culturally-diverse audience from throughout the Tri-state area and beyond. Celebrating Brazilian Independence Day, Brazilian Day also recognizes the Brazilian community living in the United States. The event will feature artists performing forro, a popular style of music, capoeira, traditional dances, and other cultural segments like folklore and food.

Brazilian Day takes place Sunday, August 31 at Sixth Avenue from 43rd to Central Park and on 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The event starts at 11 a.m. and goes until sundown, spilling over 25 city blocks and attracting more than 1.5 million people. As one of the official sponsors, the Brazilian Tourism Board invites everyone to attend Brazilian Day and stop by the tourism booth to learn more about traveling to Brazil.

Brazilian tourist board takes Manhattan by storm in August

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