Braços Verdes e Olhos Cheios de Asas is a portraiture of the Amazonian region. It is made from fragments of vernacular images that depict the territory (and that are part of the visual material that make the region a particularly fantasized place), and from images made during a trip, experiencing the territory of the Amazonian region, by the riversides of Rio Negro and the Amazon river.
Elsa Leydier was born in 1988 in France. After studying languages, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 2012. After graduating in 2015, she came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she currently lives and works. Her work has been shown in numerous shows like in Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles, France), in Le Réverbère Gallery (Lyon, France), Chez Agnès b. and Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery (Paris, France), among others.