brazilian photographer débora oliveira puts magic into everyday things in her portraits of black brasileiras

October 7, 2016

Finding the magic in everyday life is one of the reasons why artists are so important to the world. When the rest of us are bogged down by the bills and the boring monotony of it all, artists bring new life and enjoyment to our consciousness. That’s part of what makes Brazilian photographer Débora Oliveira so special. Her portraits take the everyday beauty of her subjects, fellow Black Brazilians, and brings out the magic in their features. Every person’s eyes dance a little bit longer, the smiles are a bit more earnest, and their body’s are cast in light that brings about the most amazing intimacy. Débora clearly has an eye and a talent for capturing what most can’t see, and that’s why it’s such a delight to be able to witness her work.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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