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O Mergulhador (The Diver)

Rio de Janeiro, Atelier de Arte, 1968

O "Mergulhador” (The Diver) is a book written by Vinicius in partnership with his son, the photographer Pedro de Moraes. Its edition at the time was of two thousand copies. Pedro began photographing at the age  of 14 and had the opportunity to be one of those who closely registered the period of Bossa Nova and the friendships that circulated around his father.

The book consists of the gathering of Vinicius’s poems already published and selected by Pedro, alongside his pictures. Made in 1968, almost independently, the book has become a collector's item and stands as one of the few positive things of the year that Vinicius was impeached by the military regime of his office at the Foreign Ministry.