Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christian Cravo: In The Gardens Of Eden

Christian Cravo: In The Gardens Of Eden at Throckmorton Fine Art. "...Christian is a living homage to his father. Christian established himself with a series of penetrating yet mystical photographs of the poor, northeastern region of Brazil, infamous for its droughts. This region has long captured the attention of Brazilian intellectuals and artists (including film directors). Christian’s celebrated book of photographs of the region, Irredentos, focuses on the religious fervor of the people of the region. Brazil is the largest Catholic country in the world, but it is also home to more people of African descent than any other country except Nigeria—and Brazilians of African descent have imbued their country’s Christianity with permutations of African religious practices."