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Política photographic archive — Progressive demonstrations in S.Paulo, Brazil — 2013–20

S.Paulo / Brazil

José Luís Silva

Hi, I’m Zé Luís, welcome to my photography portfolio. I live in S.Paulo, where I was born in 1969. I have a degree in philosophy (USP, 1993). For 22 years I have been working exclusively with the creation of a poetic-photographic work, and I exist as an independent artist. During this period I produced two books of photography: Queda (“Fall”) and Política Archive (or ArPo).

Queda — Berlim e Helsinque


Queda (“Fall”)

Queda (“Fall”) is a book of black and white photographic tales that brings together urban scenes, objects and people. It was made with films of different formats, from 35mm to 8×10″.

Queda — Berlim e Helsinque


Política photographic archive

ArPo, meanwhile, consists of an archive of photos and chants from the resistance to the 2016 parliamentary coup d’état, and the rise of the far-right to power in Brazil in 2018, which features records of seventy progressive public demonstrations that took place between 2013 and 2020.


Get in touch to buy copies of the images, or just to exchange ideas about art, photography, and politics.

Queda (“Fall”)

Eighteen photographic tales

Queda — Quieto escuro — Roda S.Paulo
Queda — Adamastor — Três
Queda — Quieto claro — Rainha de Copas