Role: executive producer and photographer
The project 'Retratos Campineiros (Campinas Portraits)' served as the foundational work that eventually evolved into the 'Brazilian Portraits' project. Between December 2014 and July 2015, an impressive 800 images were captured in Campinas, of which 30 were thoughtfully chosen to feature in an exhibition at the 'MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som de Campinas'.
Conceived and executed by photographers Carlos Rincón and Tomás Cajueiro, this initiative was driven by the ambition to curate a comprehensive collection of portraits representing the diverse residents of Campinas. Their aim was to illuminate the rich tapestry of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and unique individualities that contribute to the vibrant mosaic of Brazilian society.
To document this diverse populace, they traversed urban landscapes and rural areas, exploring both public and private spaces. They ventured into communities, institutions, NGOs, schools, streets, squares, markets, festivals, hospitals, and various other settings. Within these contexts, they extended invitations to individuals to participate in the project, capturing them in candid snapshots. Each person photographed received a high-resolution, 10x15 cm print of their portrait as an immediate keepsake.
More than just a photographic endeavor, this project aimed to encapsulate the essence of Campinas' cultural diversity—a microcosm of the broader Brazilian panorama. Participants not only received a tangible memento of their moment in front of the camera but were also given the opportunity to share a brief narrative or personal anecdote, further enriching the tapestry of stories.
This initiative was commissioned by the Fundo de Investimentos Culturais de Campinas (Cultural Investment Fund of the City of Campinas).

You may also like

Back to Top