My friend Anne Pellicciotto won the 2006 Washington Post travel photo contest with this photo of local kids running down a beach dune at Canoa Quebrada in northern Brazil. Anne took some amazing photos during her six months in Brazil and you can see (and buy) them at

Anne went to Brazil during a sabbatical from her career as an organizational change consultant to explore her creative side. In addition to these beautiful photographs, she also wrote poignant and powerful stories about her time there.