Marcela Bonfim

(this page was last updated in March 2023)

Porto Velho, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in Porto Velho, Brazil.

PIPA 2021 nominee.
PIPA 2021 Selected Artist.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2022 and 2023

Do we really know who we are? How many times do we look in the mirror and identify our ancestral features there? Some people create an image that does not represent them, but that is accepted by society or sometimes they simply prefer to break the mirror and not face themselves. This mirror was often broken by photographer Marcela Bonfim, 38 years old from the city of Jaú, São Paulo state, today recognized as a black woman and resident in the city of Porto Velho, Rondônia, for 11 years.

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