Brazilian Divas is a collection of photographs that I made of Brazilian Female Singers throughout my career as a photographer in Brazil. The images were made on my Nikon FM2 SLR manual camera with Nikon lens 50mm, F 28-70mm and 135mm before digital Era. I explore the lights that I have from the stage avoiding the use of flash. I worked with 400 ISO film to control the singers movement. The original prints and negatives of the black and white photos were developed on the dark room.
My original camera is being displayed at the exhibit together with rolls of film, index prints and other vintage photograph items and clips from covers of newspapers critiques from the events.
Some of the images were previously shown at art exhibits on Brazil.
The images selected for this exhibit show the expressive strength of these women, the diversity of representation and meanings of Brazilian female singers that stand out for their trajectory and contribution to Brazilian culture in the music field.
Some of the artists featured on Brazilian Divas exhibit include singers Rita Lee (Tropicalia, Queen of Brazilian Rock), Gal Costa(Tropicalia), Fafa de Belem( MPB), Elza Soares(Samba), Fernanda Abreu (Rios’ s Funk), Cida Moreira ( Blues), Daude( MPB, Soul), Lia de Itamaraca (Ciranda,Brazilian Folk Music), Maria Creuza(Samba and Bossa Nova), Sandra de Sa (Brazilian Black Music,Soul,Samba-Rock), Zelia Duncan,Adriana Calcanhoto, Zeze Mota(MPB), Rita Beneditto ( MPB, Afoxe, Electronic), Elba Ramalho(MPB,Queen of Forro), Esmeria Bulgari (Rock Psicodelia).
This exhibit is for all vintage photograph lovers and fans of Brazilian Culture and Music.
Brazilian Divas will be present on Pompano Beach Library on May 2023.
Reception Opening will be May 6 from 2 30 pm – 5pm all are invited.
Big thanks to Broward Art Guild for the invitation to be part of the awesome project “Art Around Town”.