Miguel Rio Branco (Brazil, born in 1946) Strip Miroir Rouge, Pelourinho, 1979 Cibachrome print from 2013, N° 2/7. 49.5 x 33 cm
Miguel Rio Branco
Born in 1946 in Las Palmas, Spain.
Miguel da Silva Paranhos do Rio Branco studied at the New York Institute of Photography in 1966 and at the Escuela de Diseño Industrial in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. He worked as a photographer and a director of experimental and short films in both New York and Brazil. He soon gained recognition as one of the best photojournalists working in color and received numerous awards for his photographs and short films. He has been a member of Magnum since 1980. Alongside his career as a photojournalist, Branco has been active as a visual artist, working in installation, montage, collage, photography, and oil painting, making him impossible to classify as an artist. His work has been exhibited in numerous countries: in 2003 at the Art Institute of Boston (Beauty, the Beast) and in 2005 at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris (Plaisir la douleur). He currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.