Eye to Eye — Photography & Literature
The issues surrounding photography and literature were the theme of a new cycle of lectures that SP-Foto launched on its 13th edition, in partnership with Escrevedeira – a cultural space dedicated to literary courses and events in São Paulo. Conceived by writer and art critic João Bandeira, “Eye to Eye – Photography & Literature” consisted of three panels, two of which happened at Escrevedeira, in Vila Madalena, on the 10th and 17th of august, and a third that took place during SP-Foto, from the 21st to the 25th of August at Shopping JK Iguatemi.
In this cycle, professionals focused on writing invite renowned photographers to speak on authors and books that have influenced their image production. In dialogue with writer and artist Alberto Martins, Maureen Bisilliat reflects on her photo essays inspired by literary works such as “Grande Sertão: veredas” [The Devil to Pay in the Backlands]; Bob Wolfenson talks with journalist and editor Matinas Suzuki Jr. about the work of photographer Walker Evans in the book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”; and Cristiano Mascaro relates to writer Noemi Jaffe how Clarice Lispector and other authors influenced his work.