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Jun 8, 2019

Our Land My Landscape Paisagens Transitórias Exhibition


Visura presents a solo exhibition of Brazilian photographer Júlia Pontés titled Our Land, My Landscape / Paisagens Transitórias about the social, economic and environmental impacts of the mining industry in Brazil. Located at 211 43rd Street in New York, NY 10017—steps from Grand Central Station and the United Nations—this exhibition will be on view from May 29th to September 27th, 2019.

Recognized by Harvard University's Planetary Health Alliance and published by Bloomberg Businessweek, the work in the show is part of a long term project titled Ó Minas Gerais | Our Land, My Landscape', an aerial portrayal and documentation of the social, economic and environmental impacts of the mining industry in Brazil. Pontés began this project in 2015 when the largest environmental disasters in the country’s history resulted in over 10.5 billion gallons of mud engulfing one of Brazil’s most important watersheds and neighboring towns. The same year, another dam collapsed killing almost 300 people.

Currently, thousands of people live under the threat of the collapse of tailing dams in mining towns in Brazil.

About Júlia Pontés:


Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Júlia Pontés is an aerial, documentary photographer and activist based between São Paulo, New York, Buenos Aires, and Mumbai. In 2015, Júlia graduated at the International Center of Photography. Since she has been chosen twice for the Emerging Immigrant Artist Program by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and granted a Lillian Disney Scholarship from CalArts and the Allan Sekula Social Documentary grant.

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Opening Reception 
May 29th 6-8PM
211 E 43rd St
New York, NY  10017
United States
Please RSVP to hello@juliapontes.com

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