Brasilia: a brief essay on solitude

PhotographerJosé Roberto Bassul
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrasi­lia, Brazil
Photo Dateseveral
Technical Infoseveral
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

Architect and photographer, Jos? Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia. His works turns to architecture, urban landscape, and social aspects of contemporary life. His photographs are part of public and private collections and were exhibited or displayed in Brasilia, Rio, Tiradentes, Paraty, London, Havana, Miami, Siena, Paris and Tokio and published in specialized magazines such as BW Magazine (USA), Minimalissimo (England), BEX Magazine (Argentina) and Photo (France).