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Pedro LOBO

Adresse : Rua Buenos Aires, 33 r/c, 1200-623 Lisboa - Portugal
Téléphone : +351 911 120 729
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Lieu de naissance : Brésil, en: 1954
Formation : School of the Museu of Fine Arts, Boston, USA + Int'l Center of Photography, New York, USA
Agences fréquentées : Photonica
Prix et/ou bourses : 1985/6 – CAPES/FULBRIGHT Specialization Scholarship + 1993 5th Marc Ferrez Photography Prize, IBAC/FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil + 2002 Vitae Foundation Photography Scholarship, São Paulo, Brazil
Titre : Spaces of Devotion
Thème(s) : Religion, Coutumes et Traditions
Pays : Brésil
Lieu : Petrópolis + Rio de Janeiro + Paty do Alferes
Date : 3/2004 - 7/2006
Nombre de photos : 36
Commanditaire :
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Titre : Imprisoned Spaces
Thème(s) : Prisons, Marginalités
Pays : Brésil
Lieu : São Paulo
Date : 3/2003 - 8/2003
Nombre de photos : 60
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Titre : Popular Architecture in Rio de Janeiro
Thème(s) : Logement, Marginalités
Pays : Brésil
Lieu : Rio de Janeiro
Date : 2/2002 - 7/2006
Nombre de photos : 60
Commanditaire : 2002 Vitae Foundation Photography Scholarship
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Che Guevara, Revolutionary and Icon V&A Publications in the UK and Abrams in the US.

V&A Publications in the UK and Abrams in the US. 2006
Aqui dentro, páginas de uma memória: Carandiru

Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo 2003

Prison Cell with Korda's Che, Carandiru Penitentiary, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, May 2003
  Espacios Encarcelados / Imprisoned Spaces  

“ESPACIOS ENCARCELADOS / IMPRISONED SPACES” Photographic exhibition and Workshop - Pedro Lobo Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia Exhibition proposal for “Carandiru – Imprisoned Spaces” images at the Centro Colombo Americano of Medellin, Colombia. Also planned is a seminar and workshop that will be held inside a prison and will involve prisoners and arts and communication students. These activities will allow me to photograph inside a Colombian penitentiary. The photographs of a Medellin’s prison combined with the images I already have from Carandiru penitentiary will form a very important body of work. Possibilities for this new expanded photographic series about the penitentiaries spaces in both Brazil and Colombia is already accepted to participate in November 2006 in the Forum Cultural Mundial, to be held in Rio. We are also applying to hold next year an one-man exhibition at the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, also in Rio de Janeiro.

  Spaces of Devotion  

My proposal is to expand the documentation of the popular, vernacular, versions of exemplary spaces of devotion pertinent to the Brazilian culture and identity. The erudite religious material expressions - architecture, painting and sculpture - are well documented and reasonably preserved being the subject of study and attention of the authorities and the academia. Photographic documentation of religious artistic expressions in which the dominant catholic imagery has been transformed and/or subverted in order to allow space for the manifestation of original and ethnical beliefs in: • Our Lady of Aparecida do Norte Basílica, considered the largest Catholic church of the world, where the image of the Brazilian National Saint is kept. Aparecida do Norte, SP. • Year round popular pilgrimage to the tomb of Padre Cícero, Ex-votos in a Hall of Miracles and a replica of the Holy Sepulchre site. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará. • Afro-Brazilian temples in the city of Salvador and in the Recôncavo, Bahia, the origin of the “Candomblé” cults. • Chapels and oratories of Minas Gerais historical mining towns and villages, specially the ones built by Afro-Brazilian brotherhoods, private owners and/or made by local artisans. • Evangelical churches in the “favelas” (slums) of Rio de Janeiro. • Oratories and shrines built on the back roads of the region between Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, origin of many slave descendants and of syncretic practices. • Waterfalls, caves and natural sites of the “Serra do Mar” mountains around the city of Rio de Janeiro used for rituals. • Funeral shrines in the visited localities. My work is constructed as a means of reflecting creativity in adversity and for using these photographs to break down stereotypes and tell stories. The ongoing series (statement included with collateral materials) on favelas outside Rio de Janeiro are aimed to show human spirit in spite of difficulties faced by people with no other choice but to live in excluded communities. As reflected in my photographic projects over the past 25 years, I believe the walls and furnishings of a room can tell many things about the people who use or live within a given space. There are situations when a portrait can draw too much attention to the “persona” or the character played by the person in the image and to whatever the viewer imagines or preconceives of such a person. Architecture photographs, on the other hand, are straightforward observations of markings that time and use, wear and tear, leave on the walls - inside and outdoors, on the furniture, on the floor – mementoes of life that inexorably moves on. Images of rooms and dwellings made with care for the dignity of their inhabitants can be important tools for integration, respect and improvement of human relations. Photographs made to observe and allow others to perceive dignity in the personal expression, in spite of social adversity and diversity, in order to break down prejudice and to provoke action.