Alessandro Filizzola – Portraits: the capture of emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and social environment
London, UK – Alessandro Filizzola Portraits: the capture of emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and social environment – is a solo exhibition and will be on view at the Favela Arts Gallery in Made Brasil Boteco starting on February 21th. Inspired by the diversity and people’s relationships with environment, lifestyles and emotions, Filizzola captures portraits with the aim of register cultural sensitivity. The photographs reveal his journeys and encounters, poetically addressed by photographic techniques. This exhibition aims to show and discuss a broad selection of his work, with a variety of themes, subjects and perceptions.
Filizzola is a Brazilian artist who focuses his work on the portraiture art. He was honoured with the Press Award UK prize as the outstanding Brazilian photographer in London in 2017. As a photographer in Brazil, he worked with the Red Cross in the Amazon Rainforest and as a cofounder in the “Know to Preserve” project where we registered the cultural and historical heritage in traditional communities as a pillar for their sustainable development. In the UK, he is exploring the opportunity to teach photography and act as a documentarist photographer on behalf of different social organizations working with refugees and youth groups from deprived backgrounds among others.
Clara Rocha – independent curator
Opening Night: Wednesday 21st February 2018 – 7 – 9:30pm
Exhibition on from 21st February to 21st March 2018
Opened daily from 5pm –till late, Saturdays/Sundays from 12pm-till late
Made in Brasil Boteco – Favela Arts Gallery
48 Chalk Farm road, NW1 8AJ
Barbora Paziam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clara Rocha (email@example.com) | 2ndencounter.com
Alessandro Filizzola www.alefilizzola.com
The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.
I am feeling very proud of being elected as the winner on the Photography category on the Press Award UK 2017.
I was nominated as one of the outstanding Brazilian photographers in London who, among the other highlighted artists, has featured his contribution to promote the Brazilian Culture as well as a positive image of both Brazil and Brazilians and their activities overseas.
My many thanks to the board for this award and for all that honored me with their vote and support through the whole fases of the award. The first fase was being nominated by one member of the special jury; the second fase was by popular election and the 3 finalists for each category went to the selection by the technical jury.
A espera do primeiro filho é algo único. E para manter o suspense sobre a escolha do nome, este descolado e querido casal inventou uma brincadeira ao adotar um inusitado pseudônimo: “Nossa, já está chegando a hora, né?! Já pensaram em como irá se chamar? – Asdrúbal”. 😀
Essa é só uma provinha das imagens deste ensaio que foi repleto de diversão, entrega e afeto. Aos futuros jovens pais, muito obrigado pela confiança e pela incrível recepção que tivemos.
Fotografia: Alessandro Filizzola e Tatiana Eisenberg
Bela foto! Mas quem és tu, foto?” – me perguntou um grande amigo sintetizando a dúvida recorrente. Aí eu respondi: “se for botar reparo, meu amigo, verá que é uma imagem da corredeira sobre o fundo do Rio Preto, onde umas algas dançarinas, fixas sobre às pedras, em um espetáculo de movimentos mui impressionistas. Só que nada disso importa, o que vale mesmo é o que você viu e o que ela te despertou. Fico muito feliz de saber de tantos que viram além do rio”.