Dead Water – Photography by Marilene Ribeiro & Participants

Opening: Thu 5th July 18:30 – FREE ENTRY ( Pls book via Eventbrite)

18:30 – 19:10 – Panel Discussion with:
Marilene Ribeiro – photographer and researcher, Brazil/UK
Sue Branford – journalist, BBC, Latin America Bureau, and Mongabay, UK
Anna Fox – photographer and professor, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
Chair: Alícia Bastos, Braziliarty, Brazil/UK

19:10 – 19:30 – Film screening: Cost (20”)
19:30 – 20:30 – Exhibition Opening

Dead Water combines portraits, texts, drawings, interviews, landscapes, in large panels that expose the stories of people affected by the building of dams for hydropower purposes in Brazil. The photographer Marilene Ribeiro uses Brazil as a window on this contemporary and contentious issue that is intricately connected to the global climate change agenda. The short-film Costs (20”) engages with situations in which the impacts caused by the dams emerge in a more sensitive way; for example, when participants of her project draw, sing or speak about their feelings and their interpretations of their lived experiences.

Marilene Ribeiro is an award-winning Brazilian photographer whose practice is focused on identity and contemporary issues, bringing together photography, intervention, and collaboration and her work have been exhibited in Brazil, Spain, China, and England.

In 2017 Dead Water was shortlisted for the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award. In 2014 Dead Water was the recipient of the Royal Photographic Society Award – Postgraduate Bursary. Marilene is a co-founder and member of Agnitio – change through photography since 2007, and is also a member of the Biotrópicos Institute, Brazilian Non-Governmental Organization that deals with Biodiversity Conservation and the relationship between human beings and nature.