"Manifesto" by Brazilian photographer Guilherme Licurgo, curated by Ian Duarte Lucas. Composed of fifteen unpublished works, created in 2018, this is his most political content production ever presented. As a result of his cultivated critical eye, the photographer sheds light on the historical exclusion of the Brazilian population in decision-making processes in the country.
Dramatically plunged into an endless political and economic crisis, Brazil finds itself in a chaotic situation. In this context, Guilherme Licurgo's new series gains even more relevance with the proximity of the presidential elections, taking as its starting point the widespread sense of absence of dialogue between the citizens and government, even more sensitive in this period. In the photographer's words: “'Manifesto' is the dialectic between the individual and the collective. A representation of thoughts based on the maxims of great references in Sociology and Philosophy that unfold around me, here and now. ”
Guilherme Licurgo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1983 and is currently residing and working in São Paulo, Brazil.Invited to model for Terry Richardson for his book, "Terry Richardson Rio Cidade Maravilhosa" in 2008, inspired Guilherme went to study Photography at the Panamericana School of Art. He discovered his real passion behind the lens, creating images. He has been working as a photographer ever since.He has worked for many Brazilian and International brands/ magazines, including: Lancaster Paris, Architecture Beauty Culture Design, Roberto Cavalli, Wonderland, Martha Graham Dance Company, EMI Records, Greenpeace, PIRELLI, at PIRELLI CALENDAR 2010, GQ Portugal, GQ Brazil, Vogue Magazine, Wella and others.In 2011, he was personally invited by Olivier Van Doorne, President and Worldwide Creative Director at Select NY, to work on his first major international advertising book project, side by side with Steven Klein, Johan Renck, Lori Goldstein and Sean Spellman. Also in 2011 he was prizewinner by the Brazilian Foreigin Office as one of the best contemporary artists of Brazil, at the II Itamaraty Contest of Contemporary Art.In 2014, he was awarded by Visionaire, the highly collectible, multi format, luxury art and fashion publication based in New York City, with one of the pictures from his "Desert Flower Project".In 2015, he was invited to make a solo show with two instalations at the SP Art Fair.