Major Project/ Projeto Final 2015

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Untitled #13, Disperse Insight / Sem Título #13, Disperse Insight (Olhar Disperso)

EN/  Major Project 2015

This time in 2015 I submitted my Final Major Project for my Photography Degree at University of West London. I worked on it from 2014 to 2015, in between lots of changes in my life. I felt proud and relieved for managing to finish it and achieve a good result.

After 3 years of studying the subject I have chosen as what is gradually building into a career, I felt the impact of leaving the university and trying to get into the industry. But above all, what thrills me the most is to remember I came a long way from moving schools, to moving continents and at the end graduated in London! It is funny to think I didn’t finish education in my home country, and that I am here with a diploma.

PT/   Projeto Final 2015

Este momento em 2015 eu apresentei o meu projeto final (conhecido como TCC) para o meu curso de Fotografia na faculdade University of West London, como o nome diz, no Oeste de Londres. Trabalhei nele em 2014-2015, entre muitas mudanças na minha vida. Senti-me orgulhosa e aliviada por conseguir terminá-lo e conseguir um bom resultado.

Após 3 anos estudando a matéria que escolhi como o que está sendo construído gradualmente em uma carreira, senti o impacto de deixar a universidade e tentar entrar na indústria fotográfica. Mas, acima de tudo, o que me emociona mais é lembrar que vim de um longo caminho desde as mudanças de escolas, para  mudanças de continentes  e no final se formar em Londres! É engraçado pensar eu não terminei o ensino  médio no meu país de origem, e que eu eu estou aqui com um diploma.

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Brazilian Embassy in London

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EN/  Brazilian Embassy in London

“Wembley to Soweto to Brazil” is exhibiting in London again. The project run in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup and has been exhibited at The Hospital Club before.

I am proud to see my photographs at the Brazilian Embassy together with the photographs of our brilliant students from Sao Paulo´s favela, whose I helped mentoring.
The exhibition is open to the public from 6th May to 13th May, from 10am to 6pm.

To see more of my photographs of this project, check my Flickr album here.
Get to know more about Wembley to Soweto charity on their website: wembleytosoweto.com.
Photos of the opening evening bellow.

PT/  Embaixada Brasileira em Londres

“Wembley to Soweto to Brazil” está em exposição novamente em Londres. O projeto ocorreu em 2014 durante a Copa do Mundo FIFA e já esteve em exposição no The Hospital Club em Londres.

Estou orgulhosa de ver minhas fotografias na Embaixada Brasileira junto com as fotografias dos nossos jovens estudantes e talentosos da comunidade Jardim Colombo em São Paulo, os quais eu ajudei a orientar.
A exposição estará aberta ao público entre os dias 6 e 13 de Maio, das 10am as 6pm.

Para ver mais de minhas fotos desse projeto, veja meu album no Flickr aqui.
Saiba mais sobre o projeto Wembley to Soweto no site deles: wembleytosoweto.com.
Fotos da noite de abertura a baixo.

Joiners By Me/ Joiners Por Mim

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Imaginary Arch/ Arco Imaginário


EN/   Joiners

Joiners are made of  a group of photographs that overlap on each other or put in a grid format in order to recreate the original image. Variations of scale can be used to make it more creative, 3-dimensional or surreal. In other words, it is almost like a puzzle you can create yourself. Here I will show some Joiners I produced.

David Hockney is the photographer known to be the creator of the “Joiner” technique. He did them out from entire landscapes, portraits of people and objects. I first researched him when I was in college as part of a photography project. At university I again looked at his work and produced more joiners.

 

PT/ “Joiners” são feitos de um conjunto de fotografias que se sobrepõem umas sobre as outras ou colocados num formato de gradre de modo a recriar a imagem original. Variações de escala pode ser usado para torná-lo mais criativo, 3-dimensional ou surreal. Em outras palavras, é quase como um quebra-cabeça que você pode criar a si mesmo.
Aqui vou mostrar algumas Joiners eu produzi.

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Left Behind

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Untitled 1/ Sem Título 1

 

EN/   Left Behind 

In this post I will show you the first project I did at University in 2012, about objects I found on the streets. This post will be in the format of the “6on6 project tag”, which the idea is to show 6 photos of the same theme on the 6th of each month. The project has 9 final photos, so in order to see the whole project, click here!

PT/   Left Behind (Deixado para Trás)

Neste post vou mostrar o primeiro projeto que eu fiz na universidade em 2012, sobre os objetos que encontrei nas ruas. Este post vai estar no formato da “tag/projeto 6on6”, que a ideia é mostrar 6 fotos do mesmo tema no dia 6 de cada mês. O projeto tem 9 fotos finais, então se estiver a fim de ver todo o projeto, clique aqui!

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On Diane Arbus, Part II

EN/   On Diane Arbus, Part II

Please read “On Diane Arbus, Part I” first by clicking here.

PT/   Sobre Diane Arbus, Parte II

PT/ Por favor leia “Sobre Diane Arbus, Parte I” primeiro clicando aqui.

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Untitled 11 (1969/1971) / Sem Título 11


Untitled 11
is an image from another series taken in an American mental asylum, which opposes the idea of “intention and effect”. In this case having Down Syndrome keeps them away and preserved from additional masks people put on themselves, being naturally very spontaneous and truthful. This photograph different form the other two, is not as formal and cropped into detail, which makes clear sense of a carefully thought choice of composition, to demonstrate this moment of interactivity and involvement between subject and photographer.

PT/ Untitled 11 é uma imagem de uma outra série feita em um asilo para doentes mentais americano, que se opõe à ideia de “intenção e efeito”. Neste caso ter Síndrome de Down os mantém longe e preservados de pessoas adicionais máscaras colocadas sobre si mesmos, sendo, naturalmente, muito espontâneas e verdadeiras. Esta fotografia diferente das outras duas, não é tão formal e cortada no detalhe, o que torna clara a escolha cuidadosamente pensada na composição, para demonstrar esse momento de interactividade e envolvimento entre sujeito e fotógrafo.
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Six Cities with Polaroid/ Seis Cidades com Polaroid

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My temperamental Polaroid/Minha Polaroid temperamental

EN/   Six Cities with Polaroid.

In 2013 I went for holidays back home in Brazil, during the months of July and August which is “winter” over there. I planned a couple of trips between my hometown Santos in the state of Sao Paulo, and 2 other States. In total I stayed in 6 different cities, and in each I took a Polaroid photo. I will show them all here!

PT/    Seis Cidades com Polaroid.

PT/ Em 2013 eu fui passar as férias no Brasil, durante os meses de Julho e Agosto, que é “inverno” por lá. Eu planejei algumas viagens entre a minha cidade natal Santos, no estado de São Paulo, e 2 outros estados. No total, eu fiquei em 6 cidades diferentes, e em cada uma eu tirei uma foto com a minha Polaroid. Vou mostrar elas todas aqui!
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On Diane Arbus, Part I

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Diane Arbus


EN/   On Diane Arbus, Part I

Overlapped on the genres of Portraiture and Documentary Photography, having people as her subject Diane Arbus looks close at the ones in which most of people would either look away or stare for judgments. Photographing people has always involved identity, beauty and their place in society in a way it would please who would consume the images, being for personal use, public or scientific.

The idea that a portrait can determine what personality or life you have has been taken seriously with the pseudo-Science called Eugenics, making serious use of photography as tool to document, measure and establish types. The ones who could cause a social & political disorder by weakening imperial superiority, either for being a criminal or having a serious pathology in which would consider this individual disabled, was nominated as the “Residuum” by the theorist, Lombroso. This theory is not so actual anymore as well as the ideal/perfect “race”, but the notion of “other” to classify people as more or less important in society is still in evidence and has always been portrayed with photography.

In a way Arbus tried to subvert the way this rejected group of people are seen, just simply by photographing them and letting the photos attract further attention than those individuals would ever get on the streets, by looking into what they are more than how they look. As she wrote on An Aperture Monograph, “Essentially what you notice about them is the flaw”, by elevating their images with photographs it gives them an extra importance, and questions people’s curiosities about their self, creating a deeper connection in which the photographer was the bridge between the Freak and the “norm”.

Known as the photographer of the Freaks, Diane Arbus had to go out of her comfort zone to find out what the classified freaks’ features are to be nominated like this, and therefore she went to varied locations where they could be found. This one of the man in bikini, the transvestite curiously have the right arm and leg shaved and the left arm and leg not shaved, it preserves the polarity of his persona as body and soul. Certainly it would be the clue for the mystery many people passing by would have to try and recognize “what it is”, as if not being able to define it would terrify people. Here the Dualism the French philosopher Descartes talks about would be applied as said: ” The soul, by which I am what I am, is entirely distinct from the body.” Away from any judgments, but being exposed to a camera the transvestite looks quite serene besides the carnivalesque costume, the background seems to be a conventional place, which could be a home that any “norm” could live.

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The gap between intention and effect is how Diane Arbus calls to define the difference of appearance and reality, in a society where masks are constantly used to reaffirm positions, identities and possessions. This portrait (in the text bellow) makes part of a series taken of circus people and puts tattoos as the freakiness, but in this case it becomes entertainment which is one of the ways freaks gets attention, by subverting their nomination and appearance for their own good. Again the subject looks straight to the camera, but more in a intimidating way, which seems to be part of his character for the act and show, but yet seems very open to be photographed.


PT/ Sobre Diane Arbus, Parte I

Sobreposta sobre os gêneros de retratos e fotografia documental, tendo as pessoas como seu assunto principal, Diane Arbus olha de perto aqueles em que a maioria das pessoas quer desviar o olhar ou olhar para fazer julgamentos. Fotografar pessoas sempre envolveu identidade, beleza e seu lugar na sociedade de uma forma que fosse do agrado de quem iria consumir as imagens, sendo para uso pessoal, público ou científico.

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