TIFA 2022 Book / Fine Art

On Barely Nothing

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul
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When photographing architecture my aim is to draw thoughts, project desires, build spaces for the imagination. On Barely Nothing addresses silence. Silence as a haven, as an answer to the overload of sounds and information in which we are drenched. Quietude as an instance of critical reflection on the world we live in. The book develops a circular visual path. The images begin in grayish tones, move on to cooler colors, then follow on to warmer tones and finally return to gray. They evoke the walking. The comings and goings of urban wanderings during which they were captured.

José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio and lives in Brasilia. His photography turns to architecture and urban environment as an attempt "to draw thoughts, project desires and built spaces for the imagination". He has received several awards and his works has often been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums in solo and group shows in Brazil and abroad. He has published two photobooks. His works belong to important private and public collections such as those of National Museum of Republic (Brasilia), Art Museum of Rio, Museum of Modern Art (Rio) and Museum of Photography (Fortaleza)