Jose roberto Bassul

Country: Brazil 🇧🇷

Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro (1957) and lives in Brasília. He defines his photography as “an attempt to draw thoughts, to project desires, to build spaces for the imagination”. Sometimes in geometric and abstract visual constructions, sometimes in experimental approaches, his work turns to architecture, the urban landscape and to contemporary aspects of life in cities. He has received several national and international awards, including 1st place at the 10th Photo Prix AF 2021, the FotoRio Latin America Award 2020, Photobook of the Year at the Moscow International Foto Awards – MIFA 2020, twice the 1st place in architecture at the International Photography Awards – IPA 2018 and 2021, and three Gold awards at the Prix de la Photographie Paris – PX3 2017, 2018 and 2020. Published in specialized magazines in Brazil, France, USA, England, Mexico, Argentina, Italy and Spain, his work has been frequently exhibited at festivals, galleries and museums, in ten solo shows and dozens of group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. He has published the photobooks Concretist Cityscape (2018) and On Barely Nothing (2020). His works are part of important private collections and the permanent collections of the National Museum of the Republic and Secretary of Culture, in Brasília, the MAM - Museum of Modern Art (Joaquim Paiva collection) and the MAR - Museum of Art of Rio, in Rio de Janeiro, the Diário Contemporâneo Collection , in Belém, the Museum of Photography, in Fortaleza, the IMS - Instituto Moreira Salles, in São Paulo, the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, in Arles, and the BnF - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in Paris.