Photographer Kristin Capp’s eight-year odyssey of photographing in Brazil culminated in the book entitled BRASIL, published by the Italian fine-art publisher Damiani (Italy, 2016).
Capp’s concern for social issues and marginalized communities led her to Brazil in 2002. After immersion into local culture on the island of Itaparica in Bahia for an Artist Residency in 2003, the focus of her work shifted from North America to Brazil. The images chronicle the relationship between the natural shapes of the landscape and the city’s constructed forms, immersing the viewer in the culture of the world’s largest African Diaspora. The work in BRASIL captures the diverse dreams, values, and contradictions inherent in today’s Brazil.
Kristin Capp heads the New Media Design Department and lectures in Photography at the College of the Arts in Namibia. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Kunsthaus Zurich; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; International Center of Photography; and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. She is a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow; a Sacatar Foundation Fellow in Bahia, Brazil; and a Fulbright Scholar in Namibia. Books published include Hutterite: A World of Grace (1998) and Americana (2000).
Copies of BRASIL will be available for purchase.