Born in Salvador, lived in New York between 1968 and 1970. He participated in the Biennial of São Paulo in the editions of 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1983. Mario Cravo Neto’s photographs expand the aesthetics of Candomblé, highlight the sculptural and pictorial relationship and use games of light and dark. Cravo Neto was the first to enter the theme of Candomble in Brazil’s contemporary art circuit, gaining huge international projection. The photos displayed in the Municipal Museum of Art in this edition International Biennial of Curitiba exhibit its very characteristic of this photographer.
Daniel Rangel | Curator