Pedro Lobo

September 1, 2005 - October 1, 2005

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Carandiru

Image © Pedro Lobo

Pedro Lobo

Pedro Lobo’s large scale color images of inmate cells at Carandiru Penitentiary in Brazil poetically tie together strings of social, political, and historical context, resulting in images that resonate as richly told short stories. Taken just prior to the prison’s demolition (site of the infamous massacre, October 02, 1992 when 111 prisoners were shot dead by Military Police), Lobo’s photos are rooted in his ongoing series on “favelas,” the slum quarters around Rio de Janeiro, reflecting human dignity and beauty in the spaces chosen or forced upon individuals.He writes, “These images reflect the responsibility with which I use my work. They are not about crime, or criminals, but about human beings who found, or placed, themselves in extremely adverse situations and decided not to give up the struggle for a dignified existence.”Lobo’s exhibit is funded in part by Mr. Jay Branson and Pan American Cultural Exchange.