EVENT: Rio’s 2nd Carioca Analog Photography Festival is Accepting Exhibition Submissions Until November 11th

By Molly Kate

The 2nd Carioca Analog Photography Festival is happening this December 9th & 10th at the Cinemateca of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) and aims to bring together the film community in Brazil. Produced by Tiago Morena, the festival will host a variety of workshops and activities including ones geared towards younger children and teenagers.

The festival features an exhibition “Analog Experiences” that is open for anyone in Brazil to take part in. Registration is free and closes on November 11th. Up to five images created on analog photographic mediums (including x-ray plates, large-format emulsions, photosensitive paper, and cyanotypes) can be submitted. A final set of 36 images will be selected by a panel of experts to be printed and shown during the festival. Find more information about the exhibition on the festival’s website here.

Rio de Janeiro's Analog Photo Festival 2023
Images courtesy of Tiago Morena, producer of Rio de Janeiro’s Analog Photo Festival 2023

A full program of activities has been organised by the Coletivo Analógico de Janeiro, a group based in Rio founded by film photography enthusiasts. The group has also partnered with production company, Sambacine, and the Cinemateca do MAM Rio. The program is free and will open on a first-come first-served basis.

Festival Director - Thais Monteiro
Festival Director – Thais Monteiro – Photo by Pedro Freitas @pedroc.freitas

There will be an analog product market, masterclasses, panel discussions, and workshops for various ages and skill levels.

  • Confirmed activities to date:
  • Film Swap Workshop
  • Camera Obscura Workshop for Kids
  • Zine Workshop
  • Cyanotype Workshop
  • Analog Photography Workshop for Kids
  • Beginners Analog Photography Workshop
  • Color Development Workshop
  • Antotype Workshop
  • Portfolio Reading
  • 35mm film screenings for kids
  • Short films from the Postal Festival, created from photographs
  • Short film Muito Prazer, Walter Firmo, about photographer Walter Firmo, and feature film about photographer Evandro Teixeira, two icons of Brazilian photography.
analog photo market
Image courtesy of Tiago Morena – Analog Photo Market – Photo by Pedro Freitas @pedroc.freitas
Rio de Janeiro's Analog Photo Festival 2023
Images courtesy of Tiago Morena, producer of Rio de Janeiro’s Analog Photo Festival 2023

Tiago mentions the festival intends to present and embrace the diversity within the analogue community as part of the festival.

“Who are the people who do analog? Is there a peripheral, queer, black, female analog? Is there any relevant work being done on the medium, or is it just aesthetic? With these and other questions in mind, we came up with the theme Analog Experiences, which aims to encompass the diverse experiences of diverse people.” – Tiago Morena

As part of the festival, there is a solo exhibition of Betina Polaroid, a drag photographer, as well as a panel called “New Analog Horizons” featuring black photographers, women, and people from other regions of Brazil. A project by Dani Balbi (the first transgender member of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj)) called “Phototheque Fluminense” will also be presented with Dani in attendance.

Rio de Janeiro's Analog Photo Festival 2023
Images courtesy of Tiago Morena, producer of Rio de Janeiro’s Analog Photo Festival 2023 – Photo by Pedro Freitas @pedroc.freitas

See more information about the festival on the official webpage here. You can also follow the festival on Instagram here or on their Youtube channel here.

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About The Author

By Molly Kate
Photographer, writer, and CPA currently running a Youtube channel called Eclectachrome. I'm a huge fan of shiny new objects which makes writing news a perfect fit. Favorite cameras are often mechanical rangefinders, folders, and compacts and I love most film stocks. I enjoy developing and scanning my own film as well as printing in the darkroom when there's extra time!
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