No 12 Marcos ChavesBrazil (1961)
This series consists of landscape pictures featuring Rio de Janeiro’s emblematic peak, Sugarloaf Mountain. At a height of 396 metres, this mountain is one of the most photographed symbols in the city. Without ever staging his shots, Marcos Chaves goes against the usual tourist picture by focussing his attention on the incongruous objects, situations and characters in the foreground. Following a strict protocol, the photographer documents the unusual scenes that unfold in front of Sugarloaf Mountain, inviting audiences to take a new look at this over-exposed panorama. It’s your turn to photobomb the Pão de Açúcar and teleport yourself to one of the most extravagant cities!
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist