Exhibition "Water Pantanal Fogo"

Fri08Mar(Mar 8)11:00sun12May(May 12)19:00Exhibition "Water Pantanal Fogo"The exhibition brings together photographs by Lalo de Almeida and Luciano Candisani, two Brazilian photodocumentarians who denounce the degradation of the biome.Tomie Ohtake Institute, Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 201, Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP


Recognized by Unesco as a Natural Heritage Site of Humanity and Biosphere Reserve, the Pantanal biome, one of the largest floodplains on the planet, which in 2020 experienced its greatest environmental tragedy, is the theme of Água Pantanal Fogo, a manifesto exhibition held by Tomie Ohtake Institute in partnership with Document Pantanal.

Curated by Eder Chiodetto, the exhibition brings together photographs by Lalo de Almeida and Luciano Candisani, two of the most prominent Brazilian photodocumentarians, in addition to presenting maps, books, infographics and a video room that help compose a powerful panorama of the Pantanal and its urgent needs.

Lalo de Almeida focused his lens on the fire that ravaged the Pantanal during the 2020 fires, devastating approximately 26% of the area and resulting in the deaths of 17 million animals. Images of it circulated globally, playing a crucial role in alerting society, the scientific community, the Brazilian government and international organizations about the seriousness of what happened. Part of them, especially the recording of a kneeling and charred howler monkey, earned Lalo the prestigious World Press Photo award in the “Environment” category.

Luciano Candisani, specialized in photographing ecosystems around the world, brings a series of images of water, whether submerged, terrestrial or aerial. His photographs, characterized by a rare combination of technical excellence and expressiveness, were produced in complex conditions during the Pantanal floods, resulting in an iconographic collection of utmost importance.

According to the curator, both photographers are “visual chroniclers who frequently seek partnerships with scientists and researchers. To obtain the result shown in this exhibition, they create complex logistics and expose themselves to various types of danger. It is in works like these, which combine idealism, passion and militancy, that photography reaches its peak, becoming an open window to reveal the idiosyncrasies and sublime of the world”, he concludes.

Exhibition | Water Pantanal Fire
From March 08th to May 12th
Tuesday to Sunday, from 11pm to 19pm


March 8, 2024 11:00 - May 12, 2024 19:00(GMT-03:00)


Tomie Ohtake Institute

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 201, Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP

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