Role: executive producer
Over a span of four decades, Luiz Antônio Castro de Jesus, originally from Bahia and recognized as an honorary citizen of Campinas since 1999, single-handedly established the Babá Toloji Cultural Institute. Today, it proudly houses one of Brazil's most extensive collections of African art. The collection, boasting approximately 10,000 artifacts—ranging from sculptures, paintings, and totems to vases, ornaments, and necklaces—has been predominantly sourced from various African countries, including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, Mali, Gabon, and more.
Between 2015 and 2018, we had the privilege of photographing this impressive collection and the institute's myriad events. Additionally, we took the helm of the institute's executive production, orchestrating a range of activities such as workshops, courses, and guided tours showcasing the rich collection.