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No, it's not photojournalism

From the publication of the photo of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, doctor, journalist and photography critic Simonetta Persichetti weaves a reflection on the image, photojournalism and its policies
Standing, in the center, wearing a headdress, Mapukayaka Yawalapiti. Seated, from left to right, Sariruá Yawalapiti and Orlando Villas-Bôas. ç. 1955. Photo: Henri Ballot / Instituto Moreira Salles Collection/Henri Ballot Archive

Image dialogue

On display at IMS Paulista, “Xingu: Contactos” contrasts historical documentaries and contemporary records made by the indigenous people themselves

the obscene of the image

Not all photography is restorative as intended, for example, the Berlin Biennale, when exhibiting a work with records of prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib, Iraq

With your feet on the ground and your eyes on reality

On the occasion of the new show by Iatã Cannabrava, on view at the Museum of the City of São Paulo, Simonetta Persichetti revisits the photographer's trajectory
View of the exhibition “In the verb of Silence, the Synthesis of Scream”, at IMS Paulista. Photo: Helio Campos Mello.

Walter Firmo: An apology for the image

The Moreira Salles Institute of São Paulo presents the exhibition "In the verb of Silence the Síntese do Grito" by the carioca photographer Walter Firmo
Image from the book Memórias Sangradas, life and death in the times of the cangaço

The cangaço yesterday and today

Book "Bled memories: life and death in the times of the cangaço", by Ricardo Beliel, brings together photos and testimonies recorded by the journalist over the years touring the northeastern hinterland

Issue #58 contributors

Christian Dunker is a full professor in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo, with a postdoctoral degree in language pathologies. He is the author of a number of books, among them...
Cover of Internazionale magazine, with photo by Gleb Garanich.

Is there an apolitical look?

Simonetta Persichetti discusses the aestheticization of war photographs and highlights the importance of reflecting on the images we receive

Course “Image Studies”, with Simonetta Persichetti

How to survive the sea of ​​images of modern life? In our new course, taught by the master in communication and art, photography critic and professor Simonetta Persichetti, we will explore the philosophy of the image, the visual as spectacularization and aesthetics as a shaper of discourse; sign up

Issue #57 contributors

See who are some of the contributors to issue #55 of arte!brasileiros