Barqueiro Azul, 1992


Curated by Paulo Miyada e Priscyla Gomes, the show in Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in São Paulo, brings together for the first time coloured portraits by made by Luiz Braga in the las four decades. Opening at August 13, the show takes place until December 12, 2021.

Born in Belém, Pará, Luiz Braga is known as the chronicler of colors and everyday signs of Pará. Diving the peripheral reality of Pará, the artist uniquely records the Amazonian atmosphere and a daily life often forgotten by the local middle class. The artist’s involvement with the population over the years has created a complicity that makes his portraits possible. Photography, wrote Luiz Braga, is a mask, mirror and shield. It is a mediation, a contact zone in which the registrant and his subject establish a complex dialogue.

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