interview broadcast about photography and exhibition

It’s this Saturday: my interview on Rádio Universitária 102.1 FM – São Carlos, SP-Brasil at 17:00 (Brasilia time) and on Facebook/ProgramaAlternativaA when I will talk about photography/about my photography and my new exhibition-installation installed at the USP Cultural Center de São Carlos, SP-Brazil until October 17, 2022 which is entitled “NEW TOPOGRAPHICS: VERNACULAR IMAGES FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO”.

———-erratum: the correct date is October 1st/2022.

[installation photos of my photo exhibition]

Dear Friends:

Here are some photos of the installation of my exhibition that opened on 09/15/2022 at the USP Cultural Center in São Carlos, SP-Brasil where it will remain until 10/17/2022.

There are 17 photographs and photomontages of a project that, basically, started with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in a work in more than 60 municipalities in the interior of the state of São Paulo: small cities and their multiple rural areas (and, soooo many side roads!). I walked, I believe, about 3-4 thousand km, in a radius of about 200-250 km around São Carlos, SP, where I live.

The images were printed by the sublimation process on fabric, 100g/m2 microfiber, in large size, 1.0×1.5m. The installation turned out to be very beautiful, allowing, when walking through the 4 rows of images, a very interesting/impacting immersive experience (as some visitors reported).

They are vernacular images of architectural structures that go unnoticed by many of us and are even considered ‘unimportant/uninteresting’ by some people, but which for me tell many stories of these buildings, places, people and my own person who was born and lived in the interior of the state of São Paulo, although I had the opportunity to travel a lot around the country and the world.

I would be very happy with your visit.

[new brazilian topographics]

Obelisk of the State Center – Geometric center of the State of São Paulo. Construction 1951 (71 years). National heritage. Classification: CONDEPHAAT. City of Dorado. Coordinates: 22° 04′ 12″ S 48° 26′ 01″ W.

It is located at the confluence of the ‘Comandante João Ribeiro de Barros highway’ (SP-255) with the ‘Luís Augusto de Oliveira Highway’ (SP-215) in the municipality of Dourado, 265 km from São Paulo city, the state capital city.

An obelisk was erected near the site, marking the proximity to the geometric center of the state, or geographic center as it is better known. The monument lacks information boards and the date of its construction remains unknown. A document from 1967, about a bus route in the region that passed by the obelisk, allows us to say that its construction took place during or before that year. In addition, a nearby restaurant called “Restaurante e Lanchonete Obelisco” has existed since 1952, an indication that the obelisk was already built in that year.

The true geographic center of the state of São Paulo is located approximately one and a half kilometers from the obelisk, within a private property, which suggests that the monument was built in that location in a public and easily accessible area. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)