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Pedro Lobo, 52, Brazilian photographer, studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at the International Center of Photography, NYC and is primarily dedicated to projects that combine personal expression and social content. My architecture photographs intentionally use artistic expression – sophisticated photographic techniques normally used to register historical monuments or privileged homes – in order to attract attention to the adverse conditions of life and the struggle to maintain human dignity in spite of all difficulties faced by people who have no other choice but to live in excluded communities. My images reflect the responsibility with which I use my work. They are not about crime, or criminals, poverty, or misery, but about human beings who found, or placed, themselves in extremely adverse situations and decided not to give up the struggle for a dignified existence.
- “EarthTime�?, 5th Marc Ferrez Photography Prize, FUNARTE, RJ, 1993
- “Depth,Breadth and Height�? – individual show at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, RJ, 1995
- “Hidden Memories – Budapest�?, 1998
- “Popular Architecture of Rio de Janeiro�?, Vitae Foundation Scholarship, 2002/3
- "Favelas – survival strategies�?, show with Severino Silva, Aarhus Festival, Denmark, 2003
- “Morro Labirinto�?, Brazilian and German artists collective show, Paço Imperial, RJ and ICBRA, Berlin, 2003
- “São Paulo – 450 years�?, São Paulo, SP, 2004
- “Serra/Cerrado�?, colective show at the Contemporary Gallery of the Imperial Museum, Petrópolis, 2005
- “Imprisoned Spaces – Carandiru Penitentiary�?, individual show at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, US, 2005

Pedro Lobo 's current location:
Lisbon , Portugal

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