Monica Silva

Photographer
           
Silent Streets, silent places
Location: Milano
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: Monica Silva is a Brazilian self-taught photographer. Her first steps into photography happened in a very young age, shooting with polaroids and instamatics cameras. Keen of experiments in photography and specially on staged psychology... read on
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Silent Streets, silent places
I have been observing people’s  behavior during this Corona  crisis and listening to the quiet of our daily life since the Covid-19 spread out in our society. In Italy the way the authorities comunicated the news and the way the Italians reacted was somehow preoccupying. There was a real collective psychosis. People I knew from long time reacting so badly I hardly recognized them or others who made believe life was normal and doing same thing as before.  In the other hand some immediately started coping with it nice and smoothly, doing smart work from home, making nice meals and sharing with the community, broadcasting their everyday life, singing out loud from their balconies, and making believe life was as before. Those are the ones  I feel more alike. I think we need positive thinking to make a change, to not become dark.
My son lives in Berlin and as I realized things were becoming really difficult in Italy, I begun to think about him and so I caught a flight and went to visit him. Meanwhile all the flights were cancelled and I found myself  blocked in Berlin but I took it as a chance  to observe how the berliners cope with corona virus, but mostly to enjoy the desert streets and dream about how will life be after all this.
Germans are  for sure are more aware and more disciplined people than the Italians and it’s really interesting for me to live here in this weird moment.
It’s the 4th of April and since I’m here there was no total city lock down. The government allows their citizens to go out using their sense of responsibility, and its working quite right until now. Freedom is the most important privilege  humankind achieved and being responsible towards oneself and the others is the best way to help in time of crisis.
I live my life as before but with more attention regarding people  and life around me. I am one of those who believe that nature knows what to do. I see this moment of forced stop, to listen to ourselves and listen to the virus warning that we must  take care of our health and of our planet.  
I hope we come out of it much stronger and more conscious than before and that it may be a lesson to not to take things for granted. We are all very fragile and I hope  people understand that the invisible is much more powerful than we can imagine and we had a test of it. 
April 4th 2020 Monica Silva - Berlin
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CINEMATIC

By Monake-Me — CELEBRITIES ARCHIVE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BY MONICA SILVA Post production by  Jeff Whitlock
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Portraiture

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — ART PORTRAITS “A   picture ,  nothing more then my  reflection  in  the mirror.”..
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PRESS

By Monica Silva / Italy — Monica Silva's works have been featured in the most reknowned newspapers, websites and magazines. Keep..
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Editorial Portraits

By Monica Silva / Italy — Editorial Portraiture Pictures pubblished on Magazines and Daily News.
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SACRO PROFANO

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — THE MAGICAL REALISM OF MONICA SILVA   Essay by Andrea Dusio written for the exhibition at M.A.C. on..
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LUX ET FILUM - CARAVAGGIO CONTEMPORARY

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — LUX ET FILUM  A CONTEMPORARY VISION OF CARAVAGGIO  This project have been supported with the..
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GOLDEN SEXY FRUIT

By Monica Silva / Milan — GOLDEN SEXY FRUIT On April 2019 came to life an extension of the project BananA Golden Pop Art shot in..
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MY HIDDEN EGO

By Monica Silva / Bologna, Italy — "MY HIDDEN EGO" Monica Silva, a photographer who colors people' souls. "My Hidden..
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TEARSHEET

By Monica Silva / Italy — Works published from 2003 - 2019:   La Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Corriere della Sera, El Paìs,..
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INTERVIEWS

By Monica Silva / Italy — INTERVIEWS In the last few years Monica Silva has been interviewed by the main Italian magazines and news..
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Advertising

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — Advert Campaign for EICMA 2016. Concept by LeftLoft agency shot by Monica Silva.  EICMA is the biggest..
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Monica Silva Videos

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — COLLECTION OF VIDEO WORKS AND BTS BY MONICA SILVA: TEDxRovigo The Landscape of the soul Monica Silva..
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Milano Lonesome

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — "Chi l'èl ch'el voeur conoss i grandoeur de Milan?” (Who wants to see the greatness of Milan)   (“De..
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Romantic Memories

By Monica Silva / Milano, Italy — Romantic Memories Milano past and present: Soul portraits of a city that changes in the vision of its sons..
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LIFE ABOVE ALL

By Monica Silva / Bologna, Italia — LIFE ABOVE ALL  from The Antology of Spoon River Milan, JUNE 2008. Life Above All is a project by the..
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The transience of life

By Monica Silva / Milan, Italy — "Life is short, art is eternal." Hippocrates "The transience of life" The beauty as time passes by. I often..
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THE BUTTEFLY'S FALL - POSTCARDS FROM TOKYO

By Monica Silva / Tokyo — "I spent a long time remembering my ghosts in the third person. Now I went down to the underworld and I..
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ON MY SKIN

By Monica Silva / Bologna — ON MY SKIN THE BODY, SURFACE FOR PERSONAL COMPOSITIONS “For Monica Silva a body is matter of..
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Europe

By Travelling Wurope / Sweden — I have travelled almost everywhere in Europe. This portfolio is work in progress.
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