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PANDEMIC AND CONFINMENT



Video-exhibitions by the following photographers:

Ana Sabiá (Brazil): PATIENCE GAME, Sonia Do Couto Corrêa (Brazil): THE PAIN OF PANDEMIC PANDEMIA, Bruno Alencastro (Brazil) and collective of authors: OBS.CU.RA, Igor Cavalcante (Brazil): NO DAY WILL BE EQUAL TO ANOTHER


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MEMORY LANDSCAPES



Video-exhibitions by the following photographers:

Thiago Guimarães Azevedo (Brazil): WHERE DREAMS HIDE, Valeria Sacchetti (Italy): JOURNEY TO THE LOWLANDS, Nathalie Bohm (Brazil): VOICE OF SILENCE,  Tommaso Vitiello (Italy): ARCHÈO, Ulla von Czekus (Brazil): SURROUNDINGS, Helena Siemsen Giestas (Brazil): BROKEN, Mateus Morbeck (Brazil): GUARDIANS


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FestFoto Brazil Call 2021 announces the TOP 20 finalists



Thiago Guimarães Azevedo, from Belém/Brazil, with the work “Where dreams hide,” is the winner of the Portfolio Category.

Madame Pagu, from São Paulo based in Italy, with the work 3 x 4, is the winner of the Multimedia Category.

Both win the Free Passport prize for the FestFoto Brazil 2021 Portfolio Reviews.

See the list of the TOP 20 finalists that will be part of the Free Photogram Program of FestFoto Brazil 2021.

Thiago Guimarães Azevedo (Brazil) – Where dreams are hidden
Madame Pagu (Italy) – 3 x 4 (Multimedia)

Ana Sabiá (Brazil) – PATIENCE GAME
Valeria Sacchetti (Italy) – Journey to the Lowlands
Helena Siemsen Giestas (Brazil) – Quebrada (Multimedia)
Tommaso Vitiello (Italy) – ARCHÈO
Sonia Do Couto Corrêa (Brazil) – The pain of the pandemic
Bruno Alencastro (Brazil) – Obs.cu.ra
Márcia Charnizon (Brazil) – Hunting for Words
Mateus Morbeck (Brazil) – GUARDIANS (Multimedia)
Flavio Edreira (Brazil) – Placebo
Ulla Czekus (Brazil) – Surroundings
Igor Moura (Brazil) – No day will be the same (Multimedia)
José Roberto Bassul (Brazil) – Urbe
Fernanda Chemale (Brazil) – Diary of Memories
Renata Saad (Brazil) – Women in pink and blue
Laura Aidar (Brazil) – Crossing and Constellation
Marina Guitti (Brazil) – “Emerge” Submission
Mateus Morbeck (Brazil) – NEMO NON VIDET ”
Nathalie Bohm (Brazil) – Voice of silence

Congratulations to all!

(IN)Visible Emergencies in Protests in Latin America

The social, cultural and political emergencies of societies in the countries of the southern cone: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia throughout 2019. Curated by Cora Gamarnick, faces that have always visited tourist postcards and created the imaginary from this part of the planet they now appear in protests and confrontations with the State and show a protest above all with the face of the South American woman.

The narratives are in Portuguese. English subtitles must be activated on Youtube.

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FestFoto 2020 – Digital


Republic of bananas

Several events around the globe seem to have put us in a state of suspension from reality. Logic is no longer the root of speeches, campaigns or worldviews. Many arguments distort or simplify realities that involve the sustainable development of this planet, the movement of vulnerable populations and many other topics that should be discussed in depth and not with slogans and ill-considered proposals.

Banana Republic is a response to this state of political and social disillusionment and disenchantment. The show’s surrealist realism is based on real facts, but extrapolated to the same level of fantasy as so many recent speeches. The state created by Shinji Nagabe finds itself under the grip of a cruel and populist dictator, while part of its people remains blind or building fragile facets accepted by this society, which quickly break down and reveal unacceptable aspects in this controlled environment. On the other side of this narrative is a rebellion that uses the same banana that blinds and censors to build its weapons and homemade bombs. This visceral, guerrilla response opens the way for direct confrontation with an absolutely backward and conservative view.

Central elements of the social and political transformations recently experienced in so many countries are present in the work: violence, extreme religiosity and a return to the control of customs in a marked setback in the guarantee of individual freedoms. In portraying this universe in a satirical way, Nagabe exposes its contradictions and connections with the reality we live in or fear to live in. The plunge into this fictitious republic and its acid tropical fantasy calls for a reflection on the role of each one in the directions chosen for our communities and those that we will still choose.

Felipe Abreu – Curator

The narratives are in Portuguese. English subtitles must be activated on Youtube.

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FestFoto 2020 – Digital


The Mountain Message

In state of Minas Gerais, southeast of Brazil, it is not uncommon for a mountain to send some kind of message and the people who live among mountain ranges have their essence ingrained in their culture and are able to hear. Brazilian singer and song writer José Miguel Wisnik, in his recent book Machining of the World – Drummond and Mining (2018), suggests a dialogue between Brazilian writer Guimaraes Rosa and Brazilian poet Carlos Drumond de Andrade, born in Minas Gerais in the city of Itabira. In the mountains have a voice, both in O Recado do Morro and in the acclaimed poem A Máquina do Mundo, because they are a reservoir of immeasurable collective human experiences. It is not by chance that Brazilian mining is leitmotiv in the work of Drummond, who spent part of his youth with open windows to the inaugural scenario of the country’s mineral misfortune: Pico do Cauê. For the poet was perhaps the main voice to echo the cry emitted by the groups that were already expected future victims of the incipient history of national mineral extraction. This basic text was the compass for curator and photographer Rodrigo Zeferino for a special space dedicated to the territory of Minas at FestFoto 2020 within the exhibition core dedicated to territories. Bringing together works by photographers Julia Pontés, Pedro David and João Castilho, as well as Rodrigo Zeferino himself, the video exhibition takes us to the paths between mountains, predatory extraction, life diversions and the inevitable hole resulting from the extraction of wealth, which in this exhibition it shows itself in different layers of nature and human works.

The narratives are in Portuguese. English subtitles must be activated on Youtube.

13. FestFoto Brazil – International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre
FestFoto 2020 – Digital