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Photos by Pierre Verger and Mario Cravo Neto


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Exhibition, September 2004 - August 2006

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Photos: Opening and exhibition in Berlin

Photos from Berlin: Opening with Gilberto Gil, Candomblé ritual, tour of the exhibition

The artists:

Pierre Verger

Pierre Verger

Mario Cravo Neto

Mario Cravo Neto

Mario Cravo Neto

Trance_Territories. Photo-/ Sound Installation, a homage to Pierre Verger

Born in 1947 in Salvador. One of the most important photographers in Brazil. In his own highly poetic manner, Cravo Neto continues the study of the Candomblé *) initiated by his friend, Pierre Verger.


 

Pierre Verger

Presented for the first time in Germany will be more than 300 photographs of the internationally-recognized photographer and forerunner of visual anthropology.

As a photojournalist, Pierre Verger (* 1902, Paris, + 1996, Salvador da Bahia) traveled the five continents and left behind an archive of circa 62,000 negatives. It was in the year 1946 that he first went to Salvador de Bahía, henceforth his second home; and alongside his numerous travelogues about Africa, he captured the life of this uncrowned capital of Afro-Brazilian arts and culture (with over 3,000 places of worship) in riveting photographs.