Bob Wolfenson by Davi Kopenawa

Bob Wolfenson by Davi Kopenawa


Bob Wolfenson was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1954. He started working with photography at the age of sixteen. During his 50 years long career he became one of the best known portrait and fashion photographers in Brazil. Wolfenson moves freely amount many disciplines of photography. His most prominent exhibitions have taken place in significant Brazilian institutions, such as the Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP), Centro Cultural Maria Antonia, Museum of Brazilian Art (MAB-FAAP), Museum of Modern Art of Salvador ( MAM-BA), Museum of Photography de Fortaleza( MFF-CE) that has a permanent collection of his portraits, as well as at Galeria Millan whose represented him for 17 years. Highlights include: Portraits (2018), Apprehensions (2010), Nósoutros(2017), Cinépolis (2016), Desnorte (2022) of his works are part of the collections of major cultural institutions in Brazil and abroad, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo (MAC), Museum of Photography of the City of Curitiba, Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Museum of Photography Fortaleza, Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP), Itaú Cultural, in addition to several privates collections. Among his many books include Antifachada (Antifaçade/Golden Binding), Apprehensions, Belvedere and Desnorte stand out.


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