MÁRIO DE ANDRADE - TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE MODERNIST LANGUAGE
by Douglas Canjani
Mario de Andrade [1881-1945], one of the most important modernist brazilian writers, developed an intense but short interest in photographing in the 1920´s. His pictures taken while in travels in the north and northeast of Brazil (1927-29) are outstanding examples of a modernist way of creating pictures, which are both documentary and experimental. He, who never left Brazil, was influenced by European vanguards, which he knew by art magazine reproductions. We analyze here some of these travels´pictures, which are housed at the archives of IEB USP (Institute of Brazilian Studies of University of São Paulo).
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