Retratos de Afeto

COUNTRY: BRAZIL
CITY: BARRETOS, SP – JUAZEIRO, BA AND PORTO VELHO, RO
YEAR: 2012 - 2016

At a time when everything is presented by the media based on the concept of perfection and beauty, it is shocking to come into contact  with images that reveal difference and courage through another sensibility. This involves a rare authenticity that provides an experience of the impossible, a coming-to-grips with utter simplicity and compassion… Valdir Cruz’s portraits of affection here published are not obvious or stable. On the contrary: they are tense and require a serene gaze from an observer who feels a commitment to their surrounding context.They are humans in delicate and fragile situations who relate fragments of their experiences with the satisfaction of someone unveiling some mystery that emerges from the realm of memory.

Rubens Fernandes Junior

Afeto – 2012
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Joice e Josilene Felix De Santana – 2013
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Derlis Abel Vera Lagranã and his Mother
Ruth Del Carmen Lagranã De Vera - 2012
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

and his Sister Liz Paola Lagranã - 2013

Beatriz Carvalho De Freitas - 2012

and her Mother Zelma Cássia De Carvalho

Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Maria Lúcia Barboza De Souza - 2015
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Maria Augusta Xavier Dos Santos - 2015
Juazeiro, Bahia - Brazil

Emanuela Caroline De Oliveira Vasconcelos
and her Father Manoel Messias Nunes Vasconcelos - 2015
Porto Velho, Roraima - Brazil

and her Son João Manoel Vasconcelos De Athaíde - 2016

Adhemar Da Silveira Rocha - 2012
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Maria Alice Alves De Oliveira - 2015
Juazeiro, Bahia - Brazil

Maria De Fátima Pereira Da Silva - 2015
Juazeiro, Bahia - Brazil

Anida Riston Braun - 2015
Porto Velho, Roraima - Brazil

and her Daughter Maria Lucia Braun

Diego Araújo Rabelo – 2013
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

Francisca Dos Santos – 2015
Juazeiro, Bahia - Brazil

Maria Madalena Rodrigues Da Silva – 2015
Juazeiro, Bahia - Brazil

Ymayãy Surui – 2015
Porto Velho, Roraima - Brazil

and her Son Lourival Oybebe Surui

Isabely Alves Modesto and her Mother
Talita Alves Modesto - 2012
Barretos, São Paulo - Brazil

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