RPS bursary project exhibition: Marilene Ribeiro

22 June 2018

Exhibitions, Talks

Marilene Ribeiro is an award-winning Brazilian photographer whose practice is focused on identity and contemporary issues. Ribeiro’s work has been exhibited in Brazil, Spain, China, and England. Ribeiro was the recipient of the 2014 Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary for her project Dead Water.

Dead Water Exhibition
Open: 5th-20th July
Free entry (no booking necessary)

Dead Water is a collaborative visual storytelling project, combining portraits, texts, drawings, interviews and landscapes, about a matter of global concern: the socio-environmental impacts of hydropower. Photographer Marilene Ribeiro uses Brazil as a window on this contentious issue.

The project focuses on the lives of individuals/families who have been affected by the building of dams for hydropower purposes in Brazil. The portraits were co-created by the photographer (Ribeiro) and the photographic subject – so participants of the project were both sitters and co-directors of these portraits. Each sitter stressed what was remarkable to them as a consequence of the hydropower plant project. During the photo shoot, participants were invited to check and modify their own portrait until they considered the image they saw tallied with the discourse they wanted to present to the viewers.

The short-video Costs, which is also part of the Dead Water project, engages with situations in which the impacts caused by the dams emerge in a more sensitive way; for example, when participants of the Dead Water project draw, sing or speak about their feelings and interpretations of their lived experiences.

Dead Water Talk and Opening Event
5th July starting at 18:30
Free entry (tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite: book here)

18:30 - 19:10 - Panel Discussion with: Marilene Ribeiro – photographer and researcher, Brazil/UK
Anna Fox – photographer and professor, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
Sue Branford – journalist, BBC, Latin America Bureau, and Mongabay, UK
Chair: Alícia Bastos, Braziliarty, Brazil/UK

19:10 - 19:30 - Film screening: Cost

19:30 - 20:30 - Exhibition Opening

Exhibition and Talk Address:
Amnesty International,
25 New Inn Yard,

For an overview on Dead Water please visit: https://www.marileneribeiro.com/deadwater

To apply for the 2018 Postgraduate Bursary please click here.

Copyright © Participants and Marilene Ribeiro 2014-2018