Brasilia: a brief essay on solitude
PhotographerJosé Roberto Bassul
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

When it was inaugurated in 1960, Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil, called the world's attention for the boldness of its urbanism and the creativity of its modernist architecture, with lines then considered futuristic. Built where there was nothing, the city was gradually occupied and acquired a human face. However, nearly six decades after the inauguration, the human being still seems small compared to the grandeur of its buildings and the wider perspective of its spaces.

About Photographer

Jose Roberto Bassul is an architect and photographer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he lives in Brasilia, Brazil. His favorite subjects are architecture, urbanism and contemporary aspects of urban life. Selected and awarded in some important competitions and exhibitions, such as LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 and 2017 (top rated), Sony World Photography Awards 2016, Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 and 2017, Paraty Em Foco 2016, Miami Street Photography Festival 2016, International Photography Awards 2016 and 2017, Monochrome Awards 2016. Tiradentes Photography Festival 2017, Magnum Caravan Brazil 2017, Le Plus Grand Concours Photographique du Monde 2017, Siena International Photography Awards 2017 and Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 2017, he acts as an authorial photographer. His works have been exhibited in art galleries and museums.