Bruno Morais

"Nada é o Que Parece"

Nada é o Que Parece

In Iquitos, at the peruvian amazon, there is a neighbourhood called Ribeira. The rhythm of life there is dictated by nature. The rainfall cycle, transforms the community in an extension of the river, and men and women incorporate those waters life in their own everyday life.
In this environment, the legends around fantastic beings that inhabit the rivers have great strength, particularly the ones from Boto and Sereias (mermaids). But in addition to its metaphorical value to explain an outcome of extramarital love, I’ve picked the myth of these half human and half fish beings, as a mean to represent the neighbourhood existent gender issues and show how each photographed individual celebrates his/her sexuality.
Transvestites, homosexuals, men and women, live together in an environment where despites the harsh material conditions that plague everyone, living fully and joyfully their gender identity is more than a survival strategy, is a way to celebrate life.

Bruno Morais

Bruno Morais, photographer, Brazilian, founder of the collective Pandilla in Rio de Janeiro, and a member of the agency Imagens do Povo. He is graduated in physical education by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and completed his training in photography at the School of Popular Photographers in the same city. In addition to his personal work as a documentary photographer, he develops several actions using photography as a pedagogical and social inclusion tool for underprivileged communities of Brazil. Along with the collective Pandilla exhibited their works in the Vitrines gallery during FotoRio, Gallery 535 of the Favelas' Observatory, in FB Gallery in New York and at the National History Museum of Rio de Janeiro. His personal work was part of the official selection of the Festival Paraty em Foco 2015 and San Jose Foto 2016.

Place of Exhibition

Casa Esperança

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