AfroBrazil | 16 Sep – 2 Oct 2008

photos by Walter Firmo

Portraits by celebrated photographer Walter Firmo and works by artists from CAPA (Afro-Brazilian Artists Association)

Bucolic scenes of the slums and visual references to their childhood in the countryside are represented in their work. Their art also depicts other manifestations of popular culture such as roda de samba (game-like dancing and singing in a circle), carnival as well as other expressions of popular culture filled with faith and devotion derived from Afro-Brazilian religions and their syncretism.

Walter Firmo, master photographer now in his 70s, with over fifty years of practice in photography and a CAPA member since its creation, used his lenses to portray the visual poetry of the CAPA artists.

AfroBrazil is part of the Brazilian Season in London, an exciting range of cultural events adding a splash of colour to autumn in the city.

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