Brésil, Geraldo de Barros: Magazine Zum
Xique-xique, Bahia, 2012 © Guy Veloso
Penitentes de Laranjeiras em frente a igreja. Sergipe, 2002 © Guy Veloso
© Caio Reisewitz
© Caio Reisewitz
Autoengano nº 1, Roma, Itália, 1978 © Francesca Woodman/ cortesia para revista ZUM George e Betty Woodman
Roma, 1979 Luigi Ghirri © Herdeiros de Luigi Ghirri. Artista apresentado pela Matthew Marks Gallery, em Nova York
Rimini, 1977 © Herdeiros de Luigi Ghirri. Artista apresentado pela Matthew Marks Gallery, em Nova York
Parma, Teatro Farnese, 1985 © Herdeiros de Luigi Ghirri. Artista apresentado pela Matthew Marks Gallery, em Nova York
Monticelli Terme, 1987 © Herdeiros de Luigi Ghirri. Artista apresentado pela Matthew Marks Gallery, em Nova York
For its third issue, the biannual Brazilian magazine from the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS) has decided to focus on rarities, publishing never-before-seen images by the photographer and painter Geraldo de Barros. Shortly before his death in São Paulo in 1998, the artist, armed with scissors and a roll of tape, revisited some old family photos gathering dust in shoeboxes. The result was the series Sobras (“The Remains”), with astonishing photographs constructed on glass plates. They put into question the idea of space, time and the “decisive moment.” Far less known than the series Fotoformas, which made Barros famous, Sobras had never been published until now.
The contents of this issue are decidedly eclectic. We find research from the reporter Plinio Fraga, who proves through his photographs from the National Information Serve in Brasilia that children were listed as terrorists and exiled during the dictatorship. ZUM also features the work of the American photographer Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide at the age of 22 after taking hundred of black-and-white self-portraits. The magazine then profiles the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943 - 1992) and has published, in addition to a portfolio, his essay “Kadachrome.”
Another highlight of this issue is the work of the Brazilian photographer Guy Veloso, who spent ten years traveling across the country meeting penitents. Veloso accumulated thousands of slides which show the way these groups of men keep this ancient tradition alive, using cemeteries to practice rituals, including self-flagellation.
ISSN : 2237-2059
21 x 26 cm