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
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