Lagoa da Confusão: Wanderlândia

Lagoa da Confusão: Wanderlândia explored in 2015 over 4000 km through different regions of the State of Tocantins to observe the culture and identity of its residents a quarter of century after the state was created.

A Tropa de Elite

Series of portraits of a makeshift army formed in 2011 by residents to defend the occupation of Pinheirinho, in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, from a controversial and imminent repossession, which took place in early 2012. Known internally as The Elite Squad, the army consisted of ordinary people. Two years after being evicted, they remember the collective struggle.

Moradia

The interiors of houses in the Anchieta squat, in the south zone of São Paulo, reflect the individuality of the resident or the characteristics of his family and household. On the outside, the shacks are similar, improvised and provisional, inside they present the uniqueness of each resident.

Marsilac

To this day, most maps of São Paulo omit, for lack of space or interest, the metropolis’ southernmost tip. The current narrative on São Paulo is always about how grey and chaotic the city is. But dozens of kilometers south of the ever sprawling urban area, lies the Marsilac district, a small-town feel, rural enclave in the largest city of South America. 
 
Work in Progress
 

...O Filho Continuou

From Father to Son

Oferenda

Oferenda presents a series of objects found by Roberto da Silva in the bed of the Tietê river. Known as Lagartão, Silva has been collecting recyclables for 14 years sailing the polluted waters of the Pirapora do Bom Jesus dam, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, Brazil. Roberto gathers curious items that, without any commercial value, end up creating a memorabilia of his daily life of that of the metropolis.

Tapajós

The Brazilian government has plans to build a series of dams in the Tapajós river basin, considered by environmentalists as one of the most complex ecosystems in biodiversity in the Amazon. This project documents the lives of people living in isolated and virtually untouched areas in the Amazon rainforest region prior to it being transformed by immense government constructions.

Carte de Visite

In the last four years, Brazil saw one of the largest immigration waves in its history. Many immigrants came from the same countries - Haiti, Nigeria, Bolivia - but each one of them left behind their own address, a unique, defined place, to where the immigrant sends his or her thoughts, money, letters, in the essential process of rebuilding the continuity of their family, temporarily broken by their displacement. Carte-de-Visite is a series of pictures and messages of 40 people who were in downtown São Paulo in mid-2014, on their way to change the number and the name of their street. The photos were printed in postcard format, and sent, with the message on the back, for a person of their choice: anyone, anywhere in the world.

Manifesto

São Paulo, June 2013. A 20 cents spike in the public transport fares triggers a wave of protests. A disproportional police repression to demostrators ends up creating a country-wide, left and right-wing alike, dissatisfaction with the government in all spheres. Manifesto brings together two related series produced during this period. In the streets, the conflict between protesters and security forces. In the studio, portraits of people who took to the streets since the beginning of the popular uprising.

DestroyCar

In the city of Ribeirão Pires, metropolitan area of São Paulo, an event celebrates the shock. Hundreds of people gather around huge sound systems and stacks of cold beer to watch brave drivers bump each others old cars. The last one to resist with the engine running wins. DestroyCar is a somewhat ironic celebration of the individual object that best encodes the Brazilian urban condition: the automobile.

Gabo Morales

Gabo Morales (1983) is an independent photographer and writer living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Specializing in documentary and portrait photography, his editorial work has been featured in some of the most import news outlets in Brazil. His personal work focuses on themes of geographical, social and cultural boundaries.

Filipe Redondo

Filipe Redondo (1983) concluded his major in Communication/Journalism and started working as a photographer for Folha de S.Paulo newspaper in 2006. Having focused mainly on portraiture, his stories have been featured in Brazil's most important news outlets. He has contributed with the following magazines, among others: Época, Istoé, GQ Brasil, Serafina, Claudia, VIP, Colors, Ozy and Good, and has won a few awards for some of his major stories, including his work in the Amazon.

Rodrigo Capote

Rodrigo Capote (1985) is photojournalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. Since 2005 he has worked for Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo, UOL and many others. His work has been published nationally and internationally. In 2008 he was selected for the Sao Paulo state photography prize "Estimulo à Fotografia".

Leonardo Soares

Leonardo Soares (1982) is a photojournalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. He has worked for Brazil's biggest newspapers, such as O Estado de S.Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo.

ABOUT

Established in 2013 by four image makers from São Paulo, Brazil, Trëma is a collective effort dedicated to documentary and editorial photography focusing on themes of contemporary Brazilian society. The group is currently working on projects presenting the traditional and modern identity processes that take place on the communital space.

Trëma has been published by some of the country’s most important news outlets, such as cultural magazine piauí, National Geographic Brasil, Folha de S.Paulo’s Serafina and many others.

In 2014, Trëma was one of the winners of the XIV Funarte Marc Ferrez Prize with Lagoa da Confusão: Wanderlândia, published at www.fronteiras.org.

Its work A Tropa de Elite was the winner of the 2014 FCW Art Prize for Photography, one of the most prestigious photography prizes in Brazil.

In August 2015 Trëma was announced as one of the two recipients of the ZUM IMS Photography Grant. The project Memento, currently under production, is due August 2016.






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