©Fernanda Frazão from the series, Amazonia Lado B[/caption]
August’s featured photographer is Fernanda Frazão
Fernanda Frazão (1986) was born in São José do Rio Preto (Brazil). She studied Audiovisual Communication at the UNESP and at the UDC, in Spain. Frazão mainly focuses in the media of photography and video from a documentary perspective, and sometimes even touching fiction.
Frazão is a freelancer contributor for different magazines, newspapers, agencies and producers in her native Brazil. Her first documentary feature film, “Chega de Fiu Fiu”, investigates sexual harassment against women in public spaces in Brazil, was recently released in May 2018. Her project Amazonia Lado B was selected by the jury at the LensCutlure Street Photography 2017, and was exhibited at the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Brazil. Most recently the project was projected at Voies Off, during Les Recontres d’Arles, France (2018).
AMAZONIA LADO B
I have been working with travel photography in recent years, I was able to experience tourism in its many dimensions. One of its aspects that fascinates me the most is its democratisation. In the last decade, the Brazilian middle class increased its spending on tourism by 277%. In addition to being more frequent, its more accessible and, if in the past traveling was a privilege reserved for an economic elite, today that image has changed and around 50 million people of this social stratum, according to a recent survey, have expressed their desire to travel.
Tourism is a two-way street that can take us beyond emblematic places: when we observe from the outside, it is easy to identify the enormous impacts caused by tourists in the communities they visit. However, when we are the travellers, we feel overwhelmed by a will of childish happiness. Traveling through tourism is like a celebration and tourists vibrate in a frequency of pleasure and joy. The essay “Amazonia Side B” is a portrait of this puerile and elusive feeling during a middle class trip on an all-inclusive cruise along the Rio Negro in the Brazilian rainforest.
To view more on Fernanda’s projects, here
La fotógrafa del mes de agosto es Fernanda Frazão
Fernanda Frazão (1986) nació en São José do Rio Preto (Brasil). Estudió Comunicación Audiovisual en la UNESP y en la UDC, en España. Principalmente, se desenvuelve en los medios de fotografía y video bajo una perspectiva documental, y, a veces hasta fantasiosa.
Frazão es colaboradora freelancer de para distintos medios de revistas, periódicos, agencias y productoras. Su primer largometraje documental, “Chega de Fiu Fiu”, investiga acosos sexuales contra mujeres en los espacios públicos en Brasil, el cual fue estrenado en mayo de 2018. Su proyecto Amazonia Lado B fue seleccionado por el jurado en el LensCutlure Street Photography 2017, y fue exhibido en el Museo de la Imagen y el Sonido en São Paulo, Brasil. Recientemente el proyecto fue proyectado en Voies Off, durante el Les Recontres d’Arles, Francia (2018).
AMAZONIA LADO B
Para conocer más sobre los proyectos de Fernanda, aquí.