The Dry Heart of Brazil-O Sertão

Date: 03 May 2014 – 13 May 2014

Museum: Tbilisi History Museum

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the exhibition "The Dry Heart of Brazil-O Sertão". Opening event will takes place in the framework of International Photo-Festival "Kolga" on May 3,2014 at 6 p.m.

The photographic essay "The Dry Heart of Brazil -O Sertão" shows the life in the Sertão over a period of two years.

Brazil's coast - the Atlantic Rainforest, palm trees, kilometer-long sandy beaches. Overwhelming nature, green as far as the eye can see... and water. Not only rain but water everywhere: rivulets, brooks, rivers, ponds, lakes and the sea dominate the image Euro­peans have of Brazil. There are only two seasons here: nine months of drought and a period with a chance of rain between December and February - "The rainy season".

The colonial rulers did not try to systematically settle in this region. They ignored it and focused on the coastal regions. The Sertão was "conquered" by adventurers on their quest for precious metals. Other settlers were landless farmers, escaped felons and former slaves. Lacking an official infrastructure and governmental control, an isolated society developed which was and still is dominated by livestock breeding, religion and survival. And all of this coupled with an archaic codex of morale and honor.

Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Lado Gudiashvili Street.