feature: são paulo photographer vinicius terranova artistically translates the solitude in oppression with new photo series ‘liberdade’

August 8, 2016

Born and raised in São Paulo, multifaceted photographer Vinicius Terranova is no stranger to its ever-rising disparities. His recent photo series ‘Liberdade’ though, takes the stand that all art should, as it powerfully unearths the truths of oppression. Collaborating with the Black collective Future Gang, Terranova fuses art, fashion, and the prospect of revolution to convey the racial issues plaguing the nation, and the radical efforts to reverse them. A beautiful, potent compilation of both reality and rebellious fantasy, ‘Liberdade’ takes viewers into the belly of the beast (of society) and places the collective experience into perspective. With his utilization of wide-panned shots and minimal subjects-lone focal points- the concept of solitude and isolation is amplified. The slightly eerie, extremely crucial project is a powerful recognition of the crumbling response to the saturating racism, and poses as a beam of light in the fight for a shift. Check out ‘Liberdade’ below.

By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor

Styling: Vinni Tex

Models: Kakra and Panyin

Photography assistants: Carol Mello, Talita Brito and Guigo Amitz

Clothing: B.luxo and Guarda-ropua SP