In the 1940s, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Pernambuco, elected the first communist mayor of Brazil. Because of that, the city became known as Moscouzinho (Little Moscow). Born in the 1970s, the Brazilian military dictatorship in full swing, photographer Gilvan Barreto grew up amidst rallies and political meetings of this Latin Russia. As homage to his parents, Gilvan reinvented this “country”. For the creation of its images, he used old family albums and documents from the archives of the military dictatorship in Brazil. Inspired by soviet poetry, he created photographs and photomontages that incorporate this affective territory.
Publisher: Tempo D'Imagem