Copacabana Palace by Peter BauzaCopacabana Palace by Peter Bauza

Copacabana Palace

byPeter Bauza

Hardcover | December 6, 2016

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.This photography collection recently won the prestigious Visa d'Or Feature Award 2016 at the photo festival Visa Pour l'Image, Perpignan, France.A rare intimacy and level of trust between the photographer and the occupants of Copacabana Palace is captured in these pictures.A groundbreaking work reflecting on a global problem: the UN reports more than 1 billion people worldwide without adequate shelter, and Brazil is no exception"Paradise is here, hell is here, madness is here, passion is here." This statement about Rio, from the renowned Brazilian composer and singer Francis Himes, became Peter Bauza's motto while photographing the residents of Copacabana Palace. The six blocks of this uncompleted housing compound, named after the famous luxury hotel on the even more famous Copacabana Beach, have become a place of shelter and hope for some 300 sem teto, sem terra families - 'those without roof or land'. Peter Bauza's superb pictures form a highly perceptive tale of their lives: their everyday moments of joy and sadness, their needs and illusions, but also the beauty and strength of a community that has emerged against all odds in these precarious circumstances. Copacabana Palace is a typical example of Brazil's internal dichotomy of wealth: millions of Brazilians fight for the barest bones of survival, while the government goes through one of its most severe political and economic crises, yet spends billions on infrastructure for world sports events.This true story is at once a documentary and a poetic diary, chronicling a shared life.Text in English, German, and Portugese.
Peter Bauza left his native Germany after graduating in international commerce, and worked for many years as the manager for an international company in several Latin American countries. His passion for photography soon grew strongly and Bauza began to develop his visual language. Later, at the Open College of the Arts in England, he r...
Title:Copacabana PalaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 12.26 × 9.69 × 1.2 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Edition LammerhuberLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3903101192

ISBN - 13:9783903101197

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The series is much more about the strength and solidarity of this involuntary community, that tries to survive with courageous self-determination.