Saudade by Mischa Richter
Catalogue of 2010 PAAM exhibition of photographs.
Saudade has no exact English translation. If you ask one of these islanders what he means by it, he will say that he is sad, but something more than sad – homesick, for a home that no longer exists, and in his own life never did exist; he longs for something “again,” and the longing is so acute that it hurts and saddens – yet he cannot tell you what it is he longs for! And that, as nearly as he is likely to explain it, is the Saudade.