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Zoom Poster - Megacities, Sao Paulo

Poster - Megacities, Sao Paulo



This poster featuring a photograph by Gustavo Minas from the Megacities Project has been made in celebration of NGV Triennial 2023.

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Printed on luxury 200gsm Gloss Art with Gloss Varnish
Standard A2 in size measuring 59.4 x 42 cm
Exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

‘My experience in São Paulo was fundamental in my training because it taught me that I did not depend on traveling to a distant and exotic place to photograph. On the contrary, I realised that my production is more centred and a little deeper when I work with an immediate reality, which is familiar to me. Another lesson from these years walking through São Paulo is that on most days the experiences that the city provides are more rewarding or important than the photos themselves. For a street photographer, who works to produce hundreds of photos until he arrives at one that remains, knowing this is key. I’ve learned to ask questions all the time as I move around the city. What’s on the street behind that? What happens behind that wall? How do people occupy the streets of a certain neighbourhood? How do people get from A to B? And that’s something that guides me to this day, in whatever city I pass through.’

Brazilian Gustavo Minas has studied journalism, language and the history of photography. Since 2009, he has photographed the daily life of the cities where he lives. In 2017, his work was awarded several photography prizes and was exhibited at the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo. His first book Maximum Shadow Minimal Light was released in 2019 with a solo exhibition at Freelens Galerie, Hamburg. In 2021, his work was included in Common Life Utopias at Brazil’s pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice. He currently works as a journalist and freelance photographer in São Paulo and is a member of Burn My Eye collective.

Gustavo Minas, Sao Paulo series, 2023

Poster - Megacities, Sao Paulo



Megacities is an ambitious project bringing the creative vision of ten leading street photographers into dialogue with the urban environment of ten global megacities – cities with a population of more than 10 million people.

With origins in the 1930s, and the advent of 35-millimetre film and handheld cameras, street photography came into its own as photographers became able to move freely and unobtrusively while taking photographs. The result was a dynamic genre of photography centred on the built environment and the behaviour, activity and experiences of urban populations. Street photography extends the descriptive and didactic capacities of photography to the realm of creative, interactive engagement and reflection, and in this project, offers a contemporary account of how we live.

The work of the ten photographers will feature in a dynamic, immersive environment, presenting a thought-provoking vision of the twenty-first century urban phenomenon – the megacity.

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