Over the course of a year, Bob Wolfenson, with the support of his team, photograph exponents os Brazilian party life and names from de economy and civil society with political influence as well as participants in manifestations. The project was carried out in partnership with Folha.
The result is a panel with 78 unpublished photos, which encompasses several ideological strand and seeks, as far as possible, to express de current state of democracy in Brazil. The initiative even includes representative of identity movements and the so-called new right which have gained strength in recent years in the country.
The project, titled "Portraits of a Democracy" is one of the most extensive ever carried out by Wolfenson, a photographer from São Paulo with more than 50 years of career. It's inspired by an essay from Richard Avedon (1923-2004), one of the greatest names in American photography, of the 20th century for the New Yorker. Avedon's images for the magazine where published in 2004, on the eve of the elections of George W. Bush and John Kerry.