Marcelo Santos Braga / Associate Member

While living in Rio de Janeiro for the better part of my life I realised that I wanted to understand more about the traditional cultures of Brasil and to engage in social causes. It was through my authorial and autonomous work with photography that I found the meaning of this search.

I try to tell the diversity that surrounds us, trying to understand diversity every time.

In these records, I care and make a point of feeling present in the environment, thus, I end up creating a closer relationship with the people photographed.

The most important thing I feel about my photography is to get people to reflect on the differences that surround us.

I believe that the exercise of reflection is fundamental for human learning, for knowing how to live peacefully whit what is not a part of your particular world.