Four perspectives on Cia de Foto

Camila Monteiro Schenkel, Rafael Jacinto, João Kehl, Pio Figueiroa, Carolina Lopes


Throughout its ten years of activity, the collective Cia de Foto developed works in visual arts, journalism and advertising. Their insistence on always crediting their works to the group as a whole, without specifying which members had been directly involved in their production, places Cia de Foto at the heart of debates on authorship and forms of photography production in today’s world. Between 2003 and late 2013, when they announced the end of their activities, the collective gradually expanded and changed their way of working as well as their members and organizational system. The following interview takes stock of the group’s trajectory from the point of view of the four members who were in its last makeup: Carol Lopes, João Kehl, Rafael Jacinto and Pio Figueiroa.


Collectives. Photography. Contemporary art. Authorship

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All interviews took place in São Paulo in December 2015. They are presented in the order in which they occurred. Since the texts needed to be reduced in some sections, information about the collective’s constitution, ways of working and more representative works were favored. The material was collected for my PhD research at the Graduate Program in Visual Arts of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (PPGAV-UFRGS), under a CAPES grant, which resulted in the thesis Manter os olhos abertos diante do abismo: a produção compartilhada de imagens em coletivos de arte contemporânea (Keeping one’s eyes open before the abyss: shared production of images in today’s art collectives), defended in October 2016


Direitos autorais 2017 Camila Monteiro Schenkel, Rafael Jacinto, João Kehl, Pio Figueiroa, Carolina Lopes

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