Leticia Ramos wins Novo Banco Photo 2014 prize

(São Paulo, Brazil)

In its tenth edition, the Novo Banco Photo prize (formerly BESphoto) awarded Leticia Ramos as great winner. The exhibition with artworks by the artist and the other two finalists, Délio Jasse and José Pedro Cortes, will occupy the Tomie Ohtake Institute through the 11th January 2015.

A selection jury analysed the panorama of photographic production from Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries. After this stage, those selected were invited to create a commissioned work.

About the series “Nós sempre teremos Marte” [“We will always have Mars”], by Leticia Ramos:
The artist sought to pay tribute to romantic, scientific imagination, “to the inventors and discoverers of far away worlds”. She found the title for the series in a newspaper making a literal reference to the quote “We’ll always have Paris”, from “Casablanca”, and the Curiosity ship landing in Mars, last year. This body of works presents itself as a sci-fi narrative, an image inventory that talk about a scientist lost in time and space. The exhibition comprises photographs made from a microfilming process, as the short film “Vostok”, made with miniatures, showing the course of a microsubmarine adrift in Antarctic pre-historic lake.

Portuguese artist José Pedro Cortes presented “Um Eclipse Distante” [“A far away eclipse”], a group of images in which the artist renews the photograher-model relationship. Angolan Délio Jasse developed the series “Ausência permanente” [“Permanent absence”], where he links traces from the past – photographs about the colonial times in Angola – and its present influence.

“Nós sempre teremos Marte”, series by Leticia Ramos, winner of Novo Banco Photo 2014
On view through 11th January 2015
Visiting: Tues-Sun, from 11am to 8pm
Free admission

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