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João Farkas

João FarkasPhotopaper
Issue 38
Caretas De Maragojipe
João Farkas
Kasseler Fotografie Festival


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available



When I saw Farkas addressing this art of the Masks with a contemporary look, I thought: this is what we need, to show that these manifestations are not a thing of the past. It is a current and pulsating act. It is culture, and must be preserved in a lively and dignified way. The Masks were the inspiration for this museum, they are the soul of this museum, because the art that comes from Maragojipe is an art that cannot be lost in any way.

About the Artist
João Farkas (1955) was born and lives in São Paulo, Brazil. He has had exhibitions at the most important museums in Brazil, such as MASP, MAR, MAM-Bahia and IFF, as well as in Europe and the USA. In 1986 he started a long time documentation about the Occupation of the Amazon. His photographs are part of the collection of Maison Europeénne de la Photographie-Paris, ICP-NY, Tulane University-USA and other important public and private collections.


About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher

The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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