In the book "Quando Eu Vi" landscape photography is approached, photographing the Brazilian forest, starting from the concept of its contemplation by contemporary man. This project began in 2004 and proposes a revision of the concept of natural landscape, or the limit of the natural. Brazil is one of the last countries where it is possible to experience the presence of an untouched nature on the threshold of its transformation. This work is a reflection about this moment in which photography is made of hybrid landscapes and the spectator participates in the very constitution of the image.
Claudia Jaguaribe is from Rio de Janeiro, and lives and works between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. She has a degree in art history, fine arts, and photography from Boston University, USA. She develops a work focused on the urban landscape, the environment, and mainly on issues related to the representation of reality as a conceptual record. By mixing reality and subjectivity, he stimulates our perception of what we are seeing, creating layers of understandings and narratives. The materiality of his works questions the very nature of photography. He expands the traditional formats of photography, transforms images into photo-sculptures, integrates and uses video and the internet in his installations. His production from the beginning has been linked to editorial research. Many of his series find their final expression in book format. He has 15 books published and recognized for the uniqueness of the photographic integration and graphic design. In 2013 he co-founded the photobook publisher Editora Madalena. His works are in several Brazilian and international museums and collections such as Museu de Arte Moderna - São Paulo, Inhotim - Instituto de Arte Contemporâneo - Brumadinho, Itaú Cultural, Instituto Moreira Salles - Rio de Janeiro, Victoria and Albert Museum, Maison Européene de la Photographie - Paris, Instituto Ítalo Latino Americano - Rome, Hangar art center among others.
Claudia Jaguaribe, Quando eu vi
Hardcover, 18 x 24 cm, 212 pages | Punctum Press | 978-88-95410-33-3
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