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Sunday, May 29, 2011

FotoRio 2011

FotoRio began as a photographers movement and today has more than 200 involved. Together  they managed to create one of the biggest festivals in the world of photography in the footsteps of events like the Mois de la Photo in Paris, and PhotoEspaña in Madrid. Coordinated by the photographer and anthropologist Milton Guran, the biennial international festival is now in its fifth edition.
The festival has had a great impact and quickly became  an important milestone in the field of Brazilian photographic production. It offers a wide range of performances, exhibitions, talks, urban interventions, workshops, seminars in cultural centers and museums and also in commercial galleries spaces.

                                                                     Self-portrait of Tatiana Parcero from Mexico

The Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil marks the opening of FotoRio 2011 - International Photography of Rio de Janeiro, with the exhibition I unfold myself in many - the self-representation in contemporary photography on May 30 at 7pm.
The exhibition is the result of partnership between the FotoRio 2011 and MEP - Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, it is the result of mining work carried out by curators Joan Mazza and Milton Guran in various countries and different events over the past two years.
I unfold in many - the self-representation in contemporary photography features 69 physical works of 7 Brazilians artists and 14 foreigners, among the most important writers of the vanguard of photography in the field of contemporary art in the world. Complement the exhibition a selection of five short videos curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso, director of MEP, and also the installation "Stereoscopia" of Rio André Parente.
The exhibition is proposed as self-representation of artistic achievement. The picture is perhaps the most important aspect of photography, as it was to paintings for several centuries. It gave a face and individuality for the population that use the word "portrait" as synonymous of photography.

Self-portrait of Helenbar from Brazil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – 66 Primeiro de Março st – Centro
May 31st to July 10th 2011
From Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm

Cloudy and cold


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