Rogerio Reis (Brazilian, born )

Timeline

Rogerio Reis is a distinguished photojournalist and conceptual photographer in his native Brazil and abroad.He is constantly working on documentary and photojournalistic coverage as well as expanding the aesthetic frontiers of documentary, engage and socially analytical photographic art.

One of his most recent visual essays is the series Ninguem e de ninguem (No One Belongs to Anyone). The title mocks the current preoccupation with the ever growing attempts to restrict photography of anyone by anyone anywhere in public without permission or authorization for reproduction or publication. The irreverence of the work reflects the absurdity of everyman or everywoman perceiving himself or herself as a potential paparazzi victim. It is interesting to note that this series from 2011, ,just predates the epidemic of "selfies" that are currently deluging the net. (Solo selfies preclude the need for consent!)

Reis, an internationally recognized figure in photography, was the 1999 winner of Brazil's National Prize for Documentary Photography, and one of the founders of Brazil's first and most important professional photo bank, Tyba. His work has been exhibited in Brazil, the U.S., London, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and elsewhere. His powerful series all are confront the viewer with by forceful unmuted visual statements on the multiple social ,economic, cultural, political and even aesthetic elements that they embody. The viewer may choose to engage casually with Carnival on Canvas, Man/Machine: Train Surfers , Tem um cheiro de pneu queimado no ar (There's a Smell of Burnt Tire in the Air) and Ninguem e de Ninguem. However, there is nothing casual about the realities these images depict and/or reflect. All of these projects are critical successes.

The complete series of images of Ninguem e de ninguem was shown in Paris last fall and is in the permanent collection of the Maison Europeene de la Photographie. Reis's photographs are in the permanent collections of the Danforth Museum of Art, MA, USA, Musee Francaise de la Photographie, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Harvard University art Museums, Museu de Arte de Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, and the Worcester Art Museum among others. His work frequently appears in print and online magazines including Newsweek, Geo, and Paparazzi' among others.

Reis's bibliography includes the monograph, Na Lona, Rio de Janeiro, 2001, Editorial Aeroplano. His major journalistic assignments include that of Photo Editor of Rio's Jornal do Brasil for 5 years. Rogerio, the editor is portrayed by an actor as a key figure in Fernando Meirelles's film, Cidade de Deus (City of God) based on a book by Paulo Lins. He has participated in numerous artistic and cultural projects including Unesco's Our Place, the Photographic Celebration of the World's Heritage.

Reis is a sophisticated and accomplished artist, but also a person of strong commitment to social justice. He has worked with the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (AfroReggae Cultural Group) which seeks to redirect activities of at- risk youths via education in the arts. Most recently he founded a collaborative non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for studying, producing and exhibiting photography for members of the public in, Santa Tereza, Rio's, historical district. He is equally distinguished as an artist and a personality.

Exhibitions

2014
Online Museum Brazilian Photography, June 16- July 6, 2014 Joaõ Castilho, Rogerio Reis, Breno Rotatori, Pedro David, Tatewaki Nio
2012
Ecos Hibridos, Fotograia Brasileira Contemporanea, Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Centro Dragao do Mar de Arte e Cultura CDMAC.Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, Fctober 26, through December 9, 2012
2012
Personne n’Appartient a Personne, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2011
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Europália, International Carnival, Msueuml, Brussels, Belgium
2011
Fernanda Magalhaes, Rogerio Reis, Edu Simoes, Trois Photographes de FotoRio, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris France.October 5, 2011, through January 2, 2012
2010
Showcase: Surreal Selves in Rio
2010
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Galeria Zoom, Paraty, Brasil
2009
The Violence of the Real: A Conversation with Rogério Reis, by Beatriz Jaguaribe, Public Culture 2009 Volume 21, Number 2: 229-243
2008
Hearts and Flowers, Hiromitsu Morimoto, Daido Moriyama, Janos Vlachy', January 24, through March 21, 2008
2007
Micro-ondes, Photoquai, 1 Bienal de Imagens do Mundo, Maison Européenne de laPhotographie, Paris, Françe
2007
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Soho, Art Photo Collection, Göteborg, Suécia
2006
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Tropenmuseum. Amsterdm, The Netherlands
2006
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, International Biennial of Visual Arts Liège, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art , Liège, Belgium
2006
Saints and Sinners: Images and Books, Tepper Takayama, Boston, MA
2005
Espaco UFF de Fotografia - 15 Anos, 1990-2005 Visoes paralelas - Da inquietaco do moderno a fotografia contemporanea June 16 to August 21, 2005 .Fluminense Federal University (Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF) Rua Miguel de Frias, 9, 7 andar, Icarai, Niteroi, RJ Brazil
2005
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2005
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, França
2004
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, XIII Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia, Galeria Arte x Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, FotoArte, Galeria AthosBulcão, Brasília, Brasil
2002
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, USA
2002
Na Lona, Retratos do Carnaval, Galerie Robert Doisneau, Nancy, France

Literature

2012
"Sobre Imagens Fotojornalism, historia da fotografia e algumas ideas sobre a imagem fotografica" by Alexandro Belem. VEJA 04/12/12
2010
Antilipseis, #20 Transportation, curated by Martha Tepper Takayama. Mayra Rodrigues, 2010 Giorgos Lavdas, Pavlos,Satoglu, Publishers
2001
Carnival na Lona, Editorial Aeroplano, Rio de Janeiro, 2001 (A monograph of Rogerio Reis's photographic essay)
1996
Revisitando a Amazôniaby Carlos Chagas, Fiocruz, (1996); Coauthor