This audio guide was produced for Chichico Alkmim: Photographer, featuring pictures from Diamantina (state of Minas Gerais, Brazil) and its people taken during the first half of the 20th century. Exhibition curated by Eucanaã Ferraz, poet and literature consultant for Instituto Moreira Salles.
About the exhibition
Chichico Alkmim: photographer features over 200 pictures taken by the photographer from the state of Minas Gerais during the first half of the 20th century. Chichico Alkmim (1886-1978) got settled in Diamantina, Minas Gerais in 1912 and set up his definitive studio in 1919. In contrast to many photographers with studio in the hinterlands of Brazil at the time, self-taught Chichico never limited his work to portraying the bourgeoisie. He photographed weddings, baptisms, funerals, popular and religious festivities, landscapes, street views and the residents. The exhibition rounds up the different phases of the photographer's trajectory. More than 100 glass negatives can be viewed through a glass panel, as well as original objects from Chichico's photo lab.