“[The magazine’s] intention is to shine a light on the plurality of stories that felt endangered under the violent rhetoric of Brazil’s conservative right,” says editor Mico Toledo
Lyons documents a complex region through the prospective eyes of youth, sensitively exploring the collision of indigenous tradition and modern identity politics
For the Ukraine-born, Brazil-based artist, photography provides a mechanism to confront past traumas
Nine photographs from Medeiros’ Guerrilheiras series – portraits of female activists captured in their personal environments – are currently on view at Nara Roesler gallery, New York
A monumental retrospective in Paris provides an urgent insight into the culture of one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups and Andujar’s relationship to it
Addressing a range of issues that span deforestation, drug wars, and daily life, ‘Amazônia’ goes on show at Saatchi Gallery today
The Brazilian photographer celebrates the expression of those who live in constant fear of their lives, in a country where their very being is rejected.
In critique of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, artist Elsa Leydier corrupted and inverted the stereotypical image of Brazil to expose the realities of a compromised democracy
“I got into photography because I’m a little restless, and I liked that it was fast,” says Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn, who has just published her sixth book with Steidl, She Disappeared Into Complete Silence. Even so, the speed of photography haunted her, as Kuhn feared that her photographs would be consumed then discarded – like so many of the magazines she read and tossed away. “I wanted to stop time with photography,” she says. “That’s another reason I got into nudes, for the timeless aspect.”
She Disappeared Into Complete Silence is an experimental project shot in Acido Dorado, a reflective house in the middle of the Californian desert designed by American architect Robert Stone. Inside it are mirrored ceilings and walls, which refract sheets of golden desert light that flood the house. Here, Kuhn presents a solitary nude on the edge of the desert, removed from any symbols of time, creating “an abstraction of being,” and “a space where our mind resides”.