Brésils - Amazonie New

Brésils - Amazonie

French photographer Ludovic Carème has been living and photographing in Brasil for over ten years. Carème focuses his lens first on the the favela of Agua Branca in São Paulo where unstable workers live. Then, he decides to go backwards the long way taken by the favela inhabitants. He goes where it all begins, at the source of the exodus, in the luxuriant Amazonian forest. By tracing back flow and time, Ludovic Carème ends up in the state of Acre. At the Northwestern tip, this area is the last to integrate the country. This s where live the seringueiros, latex soldiers, and natives descendants recruited by the government during the Second World War to supply the US army with rubber. Exploited by the food-processing industry that pushed them to wipe out the primal forest and deny their natives’ origin, families live scattered in the forest. Carème testify of the deforestation and captures as well the domestic space. Further away in the forest, Carème documents the exploitation of rubber tree, latex bleeding, palm leaves reflected in the water, the invasive mangrove…

An immersion in the Amazonian forest, Carème’s photographs convey both the mystery, fascination, and acuity that surround these natives.

Ludovic Carème is publishing simultaneously a second publication dedicated to his work in Brasil, São Paulo, showing the violence and poverty in the Agua Branca favela as well as of the homeless living in between abandoned buildings in the city center (Éditions Xavier Barral, 2019).

Exhibition : Brésils, la Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (2019)

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Hardcover, 19 x 24 cm

128 pages

72 B&W photographs


Texts (bilingual English/French)
Christian Caujolle, photography critic and curator

Benjamin Seroussi, ethnologist


This book has received the support of Veja


ISBN : 978-2-36511-249-9

35,00 €

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