Born in 1974, from a Danish mother and a Brazilian father, Christian Cravo was raised in an artistic environment in the city of Salvador, Bahia. In 1993, he interrupted his photographic research to perform military service, the Danish Defence. With twenty-two years old, he returned to Brazil and devoted himself to photographic art of learning. Over the past 18 years, Christian saw his work recognized internationally. Has received numerous awards, among them the grant Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, the Vitae Foundation research grant and the world’s most important art award, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for his research on faith, as well as two nominations for Prix-Pictet. At this edition of the International Biennial of Curitiba, the artist shows his collections “Haiti” and “Canindé”, photographs of extreme intensity in black and white.
Daniel Rangel | Curator