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.
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.
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.
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.
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