18 Exposure:




Armed with a camera and sheets of blank paper, the photographer Paulo Fridman left for one of his works of authorship. With a sort of itinerant studio, started photographing people on the streets, asking them to respond, the blank sheets, three questions: Who are you? What do you think the future of Brazil? What is your dream? The exhibition brings together some 30 between 300 works made by photographer, of 1999 a 2008, where the compositions of pictures and texts containing the responses anonymous faces transform and records their wishes in poems.

On the first day of this experiment started in 1999, na Vila Madalena and no Largo da Batata, in São Paulo, an old lady who was picking cans on the street agreed to do part of the work. Sur-prisingly answered three questions on a good Portuguese and identified: Maria…, ex-lawyer and teacher. Fridman realized that this time had begun a life project.

As investigates Antunes: if a picture is worth a thousand words, its worth the word when it also becomes an image? "The presentified handwritten words into realities that iconic, arranged on the faces, accentuates the unveiling each of these people ", says the musician and poet.

Nesta series, ever born in Brazil winning the contest Turn of the Century, in 2000, was a finalist in the Adobe Digital Context and is part of the collection of librery of Congress in Washington, was also displayed in the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, in cropping curated by Diogenes Moura, in 2004.

The exhibition takes a ride on the FLIP 2009 and is a "warms" the activities of the 5th Paraty in Focus - International Festival of Paraty Photo-graphy, which this year takes place 23 a 27 September and promises a schedule attentive to changes in documentary photography, where the work of Fridman is a good example of "document redesigned".