La photographie telle que je suis



Lita Cerqueira’s friend, singer, music composer and art collector Gilberto Gil wrote:

“The photographs of Lita Cerqueira are the result of an extreme sensitivity and a look of great acuteness, wrought in the anguish of a repressed but proud and patient people who fit into the magical dimension of a growing civilization, in this fourth dimension that is that of inspired nations like Brazil. I know perfectly this confluence between the desire of a tropical artist and the unpredictability of our stubborn Gods. Just like Lita, I am an artist, black and native of the State of Bahia and I know that her photos represent a miracle from an attentive and stripped look, very close to that of the gods in a trance”.


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Item Description

This is the catalogue from the exhibition held at the gallery and curated by Ricardo Fernandes in 2012.

The exhibition showcased part of the show presented at Pinacoteca de São Paulo in 2009, curated by Diógenes Moura.

Lita Cerqueira is the only photographer that photo-registered Afro culture in Brazil for more than 40 years with such a personnal perception.

Lita’s works are part of main museum collections in Brazil and some very important institutions abroad.




Additional information

Weight 0,02 kg
Dimensions 29,7 × 21 cm
Dimensions (in)

11.6 x 8.2 in

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