Momentos e Máculas
Besides being a shelter, a house is also a home, an emotional and intimate place, perfect for the individual, a private space and a well defined territory.
Momentos e Máculas has its origins in a personal research about issues concerning House and Territory.
More specifically, this work focuses on the process of frantic urbanization that Guarulhos, São Paulo, the city where I was born and raised, has been experiencing for some time.
It is a continuous and intense metamorphosis, with dozens of new buildings being erected every month, causing changes in both topography and landscape.
For quite some time now I have been interested in issues relating to territory, not just in the political sense, but also in the psychological and sociological ones, connected to cultural identity, in the way space is structured, organized and considered.
Diego Saldiva studied Social Communication at ESPM - São Paulo between 2001 and 2005.
From 2009 to 2011 he studied at the Photography School in Vevey, Switzerland, specifically Higher Education in Photography.
He was the winner of Prix Photoforum 2011, Biel (CH), a finalist of the 15 vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis 2011, nominated for Paul Huff Awards 2012 and selected by PhotoOFF 2012 that occurs during ParisPhoto festival, in France.
His project Momentos e Máculas resulted in a book awarded in the Edital de Fotolivro, promoted by the State Government of São Paulo with support of the city and Canton of Bern, Switzerland.