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The documentary feature is about a group of photographers that helped shape the image of Brazil in present social imaginary. The project aims to present to a broad audience the art and history of Brazilian photography from mid-19th to mid-20th century, across the trajectory of a few main characters. Fotografação will provide a comprehensive view of the group displayed articulating individual career paths, artistic choices, aesthetic value and the historic period in which they accomplished their work. In this way, we will present the contribution of each one of them in the construction process of a Brazilian visuality.

Director Lauro Escorel

Director Lauro Escorel: One of the most respected Brazilian directors of photography, Escorel was assistant of Did Lutfi and Affonso Beato before his debut as a director of photography in Sao Bernardo (1971), by Leon Hirzsman which was awarded for best photography in Gramado Festival. His work in Ironweed (1987), by Hector Babenco, shot in the USA, opened doors for the American market. While abroad, Escorel was responsible the direction of photography of Indecency (1992), by Marisa Silver, Dangerous Heart (1993), by Michael Scott and Amelia Earhart, The Final Flight (1994), by Yves Simoneau among other features. In Brazil, Escorel was photography director of movies such as All Nudity Shall Be Punished (1973), by Arnaldo Jabor, Bye Bye Brazil (1980), by Cacá Diegues, They Don't Wear Black-Tie (1981), by Leon Hirzsman, Coração Iluminado (1998), by Hector Babenco, Vinicius (2005), by Miguel Faria Jr., Batismo de Sangue (2006), by Helvécio Ratton and Chico, artista brasileiro (2015),by Miguel Faria Jr.

As a director, was responsible for the feature film Sonhos Sem Fim (1985), which was granted the special jury award  in Gramado Festival, and also documentary short films as Os Libertários (1979),  which won the Margarida de Prata award at CNBB, Improvável Encontro – Frente e Verso (2016), which premiered in Brasilia Festival and Elisa and Joana (2016) that he co-directed with Evaldo Mocarzel.

Escorel is member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – AMPAS and he is one of the founders of Brazilian Society of Cinematographers - (ABC).

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