Trancoso, by João Farkas - Touristic and sociological photos on southern Bahia

Take a guided trip, led by one of the most important Brazilian photographers in an unforgettable trip through one of the most beautiful regions of Brazil, the coast of southern Bahia.
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The book Trancoso, João Farkas brings together about 80 selected color photographs in the middle of the collection of more than 15 thousand images produced by João Farkas in this city of the south coast of Bahia during almost three decades.

The records of festivals, fishing, houses, landscapes and, especially, of the inhabitants of Trancoso indicate not the look of a photographer who observes what is exotic to him, but the perspective of someone who knows the day to day of the inhabitants, their customs and Particularities.

In fact, Farkas not only frequented the region for several years, but also kept a house in Trancoso, becoming a friend of the residents and being accepted as a local, which allowed him to freely photograph the daily life of the city. The book also includes texts by the photographer and journalist Walter Firmo and the anthropologist and poet Antonio Risério.

About the author

João Farkas was born in São Paulo in 1955, where he lives and works. Graduated in philosophy from the University of São Paulo, he has been a professional photographer since 1979, with a major in the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography in New York. He was a correspondent photographer of the magazines Veja and Isto É, having been photo editor of the second. He won the Abaeté Award (1987) and the Bolsa Vitae de Artes / Fotografia (1987). In 2015, he launched the exhibition and book "Amazônia Ocupada", which had 16 photographs integrated with the collection of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.

Product Details:
It weighs: 1.18 kg (2.6 lb)
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Cobogó, 2014
Language: Bilingual
Dimensions: 26.3 x 36 cm (10.3 x 14.2 in)

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