Braziliarty at Brazilica Festival

Braziliarty is proud to bring the wildlife photography of João Marcos Rosa and the street art of Ananda Nahu to Liverpool to the Brazilica Festival from 12-18 July 2016 curated by Alicia Bastos/ Braziliarty.

  • HABITAT BRAZIL, the wildlife photography by João Marcos Rosa
  • From 12th-18th July 16 at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool.
  • Opening times 10-17hs – FREE ENTRANCE

Brazil is a country with continental dimensions, including regions from the cold south to the tropical north, housing seven ecosystems within which a very specialised fauna and flora have adapted in order to survive. In the Atlantic Rain Forest, Caatinga, Pantanal, Amazon, Coast, Cerrado and Pampas, several endangered species fight for their survival against a century of disproportional exploitation and climate change. Habitat Brazil shows the main species of Brazilian wildlife and their natural environment.

Brazil is considered to have the largest biodiversity in the world because it houses several habitats. There, we can find the most known species of plants, freshwater fish, and over 689 species of mammal. It also ranks third on the list of countries with the largest number of birds with 1832 species and second with the most reptile species. And one of the major regions responsible for this abundance, the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, has been destroyed loosing one fifth of its area and more than 70 mammals are now endangered.

The threat of extinction comes from several sources, including deforestation and poaching. Extinction is even more problematic in the Atlantic Forest, where nearly 93% of the forest has been cleared. Of the 202 endangered animals in Brazil, 171 are in the Atlantic Forest. 15.8 million acres of tropical ecosystem have been completely eliminated to farm sugarcane for the production of ethanol and petroleum-based fuels, and this is a national programme of green energy that devastates tropical wildlife diversity. Other destructive issues that are compromising the global climate/environment, fauna and flora relate to mining and precious wood trade.

The work of photographers such as João Marcos Rosa, contributes to campaigns, educating the public, raising the awareness for the importance of environmental conservation.

The Photographer João Marcos Rosa

Image by Marcus Canuto ©

João Marcos Rosa was born in Brazil in 1979, and started his career in 1998, documenting the culture and wildlife of Brazilian ecosystems. With a degree in Journalism and a post-graduation in Political Culture, he has specialized in documenting biodiversity and conservation, themes he has captured in some remote places of this continental country.  Rosa’s work is published in several magazines such as GEO, BBC Wildlife, Terra Mater, Discover, Argos Forum. Since 2004 he has worked for Brazilian edition of National Geographic, on challenging assignments such as giant otters, curassows, harpy eagles, golden lancehead snakes, lear’s macaw, among others. He is the author of the books Harpia and Carajás National Forest Fauna (Nitro Editions), and in addition to the images published in books Facing Extinction (Birdlife/T&AD Poiser), Atlantic Rainforest (MMA), Biodiversidade em Minas Gerais (Biodiversitas), Flowering Trees (Itaú/BBA), Biota (UNESP) among others.

He has received some of the most prestigious Brazilian awards, including Itau/BBA, New Holland Photojournalism, Avistar and World Bird Photo Contest. His photographs have been featured in the conservation campaigns of Greenpeace, UNESCO and the Brazilian environment agencies IBAMA and ICMBIO.
In 2010 his images about Harpy Eagles were exhibited in the Brazilian National Congress Gallery. His “Sultry Weahther in the Forest” essay had an exhibition in Brasilia/DF too, in the Indigenous People Gallery in 2008. His “Brazilian Birds” exhibition crossed the oceans to reach the Weltvogelpark in Germany in 2010. Collective exhibitions with Brazilian wildlife photographers join this list as Itatiaia (2007), Habitat (2012), “Deep Brazil – National Geographic Brazil” (2013) among others.
He is a founder of Nitro Photo Agency http://www.nitroimages.com
  • Street Art Live Painting by Ananda Nahu
  • From 12th-14th July 16, next to the Library (Brazilica Festival HQ) in Lodge Lane, Liverpool.
  • Opening times 10-17hs – FREE ENTRANCE

Ananda Nahu

Ananda Nahu, was born in 1985 in Juazeiro, Bahia, painting since 2005. She often creates portraits of African women and kids and music symbols, using the bright colours of Brazil, blending stencil techniques with diverse materials such as traditional fabrics of the North East of Brazil. Humans are the core of her work, sensitive and delicate to look at, respecting the diverse facets of artistic events in human history, and adding vibrant colours and dynamic forms, giving warmth, life, strength and energy to the composition of her works. Ananda exhibits extensively in Brazil and internationally, passing by America, Holland, Germany, France, UK and having many collectors around the world.

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