JOAQUIM PAIVA @ MEP

JOAQUIM PAIVA @ MEP

At only a few minutes walking from hotel Bourg Tibourg, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie choose to highlight Brazil. Indeed, it is not less than 4 exhibits that are being showcased at the same time, including the one by Joaquim Paiva.

With "Souvenirs de Brasilia”, Joaquim Paiva wanted to focus on a pivotal period in the history of Brasilia: it is a throwback to the early 70’s, Brasilia has been proclaimed since a few years only the city capital. Between the construction of new buildings and the reinvention of space; the photograph decided to capture true moments of life instead of ultra-modern architectural achievements.

Through more than fifty photographs, Joaquim Paiva brings a new vision on that period: a vision on the day-to-day life and the humanity of a happy working class population who are at the heart of an architectural changing city."

«Photo Instantanée, Souvenir de Brasilia » until August 28th 2016 at Maison Européenne de la Photographie.