Sunday, 10 August 2008

Tatiana Cardeal: Prestes Maia Exhibition

Social documentary photographer Tatiana Cardeal is opening her solo exhibition of images made during the Prestes Maia occupation of a building in Sao Paulo from 2005 to 2007.

The site was considered the largest vertical occupation in Latin America. The building was an old textile factory abandoned more than 20 years ago, and the owners owe millions in taxes to the municipal government. Some 2.000 people were living there, members of the Downtown Homeless Movement, which is led by 10 women from various occupied sites in the city.

Solo Exhibition: Prestes Maia:
Opening August 9, 2008: 6pm to 8pm
August 9 to October 3 2008

Alegria Gallery
2737 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
9 to 5 MF

My previous post on Tatiana Cardeal and her social documentary photography is here, and some of her images from the exhibition can be found here