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Underwater Landscape
2008

Underwater Landscape

João Castilho

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

João Castilho

UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

Since the 1970s the Jequitinhonha Valley, one of the poorest regions of Brazil, has had to cope with a rigidly imposed landscape politics. One of the most radical plans is the construction of a dam that will leave a large part of the valley under water. As a result of this a large part of the scarce fertile land in the region will disappear and 1150 farm families, split over 42 communities, will be forced to move. Many have never been outside of the valley. The loss of diamond prospecting, an important source of income for these families, will not be financially compensated, because it is an illegal activity.

  • UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

    Since the 1970s the Jequitinhonha Valley, one of the poorest regions of Brazil, has had to cope with a rigidly imposed landscape politics. One of the most radical plans is the construction of a dam that will leave a large part of the valley under water. As a result of this a large part of the scarce fertile land in the region will disappear and 1150 farm families, split over 42 communities, will be forced to move. Many have never been outside of the valley. The loss of diamond prospecting, an important source of income for these families, will not be financially compensated, because it is an illegal activity.

  • UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

Biography

João Castilho (b. 1978, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais) earned his Bachelors degree in Journalism at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais and received art training at the Escola Guignard. He is a co-founder of Caixa Preta Fotografia (Black Box Photography), the successful enterprise that commissioned the Underwater Landscape project.

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00