Marcelo Buainain



Moksha is a Sanskrit word that in Hindu belief means liberation from the cycle of rebirth - life and death. The Wikipedia dictionary defines it as the transcendence of the phenomenon of existence of any sense of consciousness of time, space and cause (karma). It means the dissolution of the sense of the individual being, or ego, and the breakdown of the Nama-Roopa (name-form). This photographic series called Moksha is a clipping from the award-winning project "Índia Quantos Olhos tem uma Alma" developed in the late nineties by Brazilian photographer Marcelo Buainainat, at the time based in Lisbon. Facing modern society, increasingly immersed in tangled dubious values, the visual narrative shown by the presentation Moskha, is an invitation to reflection on the bonds that have made impossible, both self-knowledge and the longed for liberation.

Marcelo Buainain

Marcelo Buainain, was born in 1962, Campo Grande, Estado do Mato Grosso do sul – Brazil. As a medicine student he dropped the fifth year to devote himself exclusively to the image world. Today he is a father, a photographer and a documentary maker. In the nineties he moved to Europe in search of new experiences and he worked as a freelancer for Brazilian and European publications. In this period he embraced documentary photography and published three books, namely the works "Bahia – Saga e Misticismo" and "Índia Quantos Olhos tem uma Alma" for which he received in 1998 the Grand Prize awarded by the II Bienal Internacional de Fotografia da Cidade de Curitiba. His works were shown in several solo and group exhibitions and in the eighties with the support of Funarte he was the coordinator of the I e II Semana Campograndense de Fotografia. Gifted with a look that reveals a balance between aesthetic refinement and documentary aspect, in 2009 he was one of the seven photographers invited to compose the group exhibition Bressonianas held in São Paulo, along with a major retrospective in honour of the outstanding French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 2002 Marcelo Buainain returned to Brazil settling in the northeast of the country and received the Bolsa Vitae Art to develop the project "Brasil : a Religião e o III Milénio ". Looking for new languages, he renounces photography and merges into the world of audiovisual directing the award-winning documentary "Do Lodo ao Lotus" and "Hermógenes – Deus me Livre de Ser Normal", the latter produced for TV Cultura under II DOCTV. In 2011, the Brazilian magazine PhotoMagazine has included Buainain among the ten Brazilian photographers of the decade and this year he resumes photography, publishing his fourth book, Mi Amas Vin, awarded in 2013 in the international contest POY (Picture of the Year) Latam with the Honourable Mention of the Jury for Best Book of the Year. In 2012, with his Retratos de Família series he receives Martín Chambi Photography Award in Paris, with an exhibition at Galerie VU. That same year, in Argentina, the work of the photographer is also awarded with the I Prêmio Latinoamericano de Fotografia by the Centro Latino Americano. In 2013 his series on A Cultura dos Mutilados was awarded in Colombia under the XIX Concurso Latinoamericano de Fotografia Documental - Los Trabajos y los Días.

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