Talk about Brazilian photographer José Oiticica Filho in Galeria MaPA, São Paulo, Brazil

This summer, I had the honor to contribute to a conference dedicated to the Brazilian photographer José Oiticica Filho (Rio de Janeiro, 1906–1964). The conference took place on August 22, 2017, and coincided with an exhibition of his work in Galeria MaPA, São Paulo, July 11 - August 31, 2017. I was invited by art historian and curator Marly Porto. 

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I'm excited to present my research on Brazilian postwar photography

I'm excited to present my research on Brazilian postwar photography. My paper, "Bandeirante photographers in global context: Brazilian participation in FIAP, 1950–1965"  is included in the program of the conference In Black and White: Photography, Race, and the Modern Impulse in Brazil at Midcentury.The conference takes place at the Martin E. Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue), May 3, 2017.

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Defining competitive photography

In this article, I introduce a term competitive photography and define its historical emergence in the international juried exhibitions of photography in the 1950s. I believe that this term, competitive photography. brings into focus a large segment of photographic practices, contemporary and historical alike, which so far has escaped the attention of scholars. 

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"The Impossibility of Capturing Butoh in Photography," a new book chapter

How to describe the relationship between butoh, a performance based on movement and emotion, and photography, a medium that freezes movement and removes all emotions? To address this question, in this article I compare of Kamaitachi (1968) by Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe (b. 1933), and Riga Pantomime (1964-1965) by Latvian photographer Zenta Dzividzinska (1944-2011).

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