BRAZIL ISSUE 214 May 2010

Ricardo Barcellos Sao Paulo photographers

Ricardo Barcellos is based in São Paulo, from where he enjoys an extensive and successful career as an advertising photographer. He is incredibly versatile, moving comfortably between still life and portraiture for advertising clients, magazines, beauty editorials and conceptual art work.

Alongside his professional work Ricardo has developed a series of conceptual projects that are inspired by philosophical and anthropological ideas. His images are technically and aesthetically impeccable.

As an advertising photographer, he has won two Silver Lions as well as several prestigious awards in his native Brazil. In 2006, he was one of 30 photographers selected worldwide to contribute to the exhibition 'New Photographers 2007' promoted by Getty Images.

With his personal work Ricardo has staged one individual and two collective exhibitions at the Pinacoteca do Estado, one of the most prestigious venues in Brazil. 2010 brought invitations for him to hold two more major exhibitions in São Paulo.

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