Augusta Edwards Fine Art

Brazilian Modernists: Three Masters of Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante

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May 19, 2021 - May 30, 2021

Arc Gallery


Augusta Edwards Fine Art

For its inaugural exhibition at Cromwell Place, Augusta Edwards Fine Art will present an exhibition focusing on the work of Brazilian Modernist photographers, Geraldo de Barros, Thomaz Farkas, and Gaspar Gasparian.

Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998), Thomaz Farkas (1924-2011), and Gaspar Gasparian (1899-1966), were three of the most influential and accomplished members of the Brazilian photo club Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante during the club’s formative years in the 1950s.

While the club initially was formed by amateur enthusiasts, the work of de Barros, Farkas, and Gasparian stood out among the club’s members for its innovation, originality, and experimentation. The three boundary-breaking artists are recognized for moving beyond the then popular tradition of producing straightforward pictorial images to explore the medium’s capabilities for abstraction and modernist image-making. They are largely credited for helping create the current interest in the work of Central and South American photographers, bringing it into the international mainstream.

The exhibition coincides with the exhibition Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946 – 1964, which features the works of de Barros, Farkas, and Gasparian, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, running from 8 May – 26 September 2021.

For further information please contact: info@augustaedwards.com

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Augusta Edwards Fine Art

Augusta Edwards Fine Art

Augusta places specific emphasis on British documentary photography from the 1970s-1980s, pre and post war European photography and Latin American photography from the 1940s-1950s. Augusta Edwards Fine Art has relocated their by-appointment space to a permanent office in Cromwell Place whilst holding exhibitions in the gallery spaces.

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