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The best photography and critical writing produced in Brazil today.
This edition of Aperture
features some of the best photography and critical writing being produced in Brazil today, as seen through the prism of the dynamic city of S o Paulo. Working in collaboration with guest editor Thyago Nogueira
, editor of Brazilian photography magazine ZUM and head of the Contemporary Photography Department at Instituto Moreira Salles in S o Paulo, this timely issue features portfolios of great photography and writing by Brazilian curators, critics and historians, as well as highlights from the leading institutions and galleries of the largest city in the largest country in South America.
In the Words section, S rgio Burgi
surveys the city's artistic activity across the twentieth century; Natalia Brizuela
tells the story of Hercule Florence, who pioneered an early form of photography; Ronaldo Entler
presents five politically engaged photography collectives; Cassiano Elek Machado
reviews one record of the city's nuances and conflicts as preserved in photobooks; and Silas Mart
looks at a new network of independent exhibition venues, residences, and galleries.
The Pictures section features Christopher Phillips
on Caio Reisewitz's
lush imagery; Helo sa Espada
on Geraldo de Barros's
post-modern photographs; Agnaldo Farias
on B rbara Wagner's
alternate version of Afro-Brazilian performance groups; Tobi Maier
introduces conceptual artist Hudinilson Urbano Jr.
; Rodrigo Moura
on Mauro Restiffe's
photographs of Oscar Niemeyer's funeral; Ana Maria Maia
on Jonathas de Andrade's
subtly subversive Education for Adults posters; Sarah Hermanson Meister
on Regina Silveira's
1970s photograms; a portfolio of recent work from emerging photographer Sofia Borges
; and Claudia Andujar
explores the experience of Eastern European immigrants fleeing the Second World War.