Tepper Takayama Fine Arts

Brazilian, b.1954
Rainha da Sucata, Centro (The Queen of Trash, Downtown), 1993
Gelatin silver print
50 x 50 cm
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From the series: Carnival na Lona no Brasil, (Carnival on Canvas in Brazil)

This image from Rio de Janeiro's downtown street carnival is part of "Carnival on Canvas," an ongoing photographic essay, begun, in 1987, which records three diverse elements of Rio de Janeiro's street carnival. It reflects the social and political tone of the carnival of this district. The photographer employs a weathered canvas to create an instant studio background for all of the images.

Carnival na Lona, Editorial Aeroplano, Rio de Janeiro, 2001
(A monograph of Rogerio Reis's photographic essay)

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts, 2002

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