Rosa Gauditano

Brazilian photographer Rosa Gauditano’s archive spans over forty years going back to Brazil of the 70s – a country under military dictatorship.

Rooted in the tradition of Latin American photography, seamlessly merging documentary work with the aesthetic creation of photographic art Rosa Gauditano has always let her camera speak for the neglected or abandoned – those on the margins of society.

Rosa Gauditano has never shied away from – at the time  – controversial subjects on the fringe of society like her 1976 project ‘Prostitutas’ or the ‘1979 Forbidden Lives’ project.

Her work has been widely exhibited and published and is held in a number of public and private collection in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Argentina and the USA.

A Mesma Luta (The Same Fight)

Starting in 1978 escalating industrial action formed an important part of the democratic political movement in Brazil.

As a young freelance photographer Rosa Gauditano extensively documented the strikes and other political demonstrations painting a vivid picture of those turbulent times.

Her photos of that period – featuring the union leader and future president – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – form an impressive body of work of fascinating documentary photography

Forbidden Lives

In 1978 photographer Rosa Gauditano was commissioned by the magazine Veja to contribute photos for a feature article about the lesbian community in Sao Paulo. Brazil in the 70s was still a country under military dictatorship and homosexuality was a taboo subject in Brazilian society and the national media. The article was never published


Children in Sao Paulo

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