Celso Brandão

Brazilian, 1951

Celso Brandão was born in Maceió, state of Alagoas. He has dedicated himself to photography and cinema for five decades, currently counting more than fifty ethnographic documentaries and having participated in several photographic exhibitions and publications in Brazil, Germany, England, Italy and France.

Especially dedicated to black and white photography, his work presents a poetic look on themes related to everyday life and, above all, to the cultural manifestations of the Northeast of Brazil.

He published Memento in 2013, by the Imprensa Oficial Graciliano Ramos, and held an exhibition of the same title as the honored artist by the III University Film Festival of Alagoas (UFAL, Penedo, 2013) and, later, at the House of the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (Iphan, Maceió, 2014).

Graduated in Visual Communication from the Federal University of Pernambuco and specialized in Photography as a research instrument in Social Sciences through a program from the Candido Mendes University, he taught photography in the Architecture and Social Communication courses at the Federal University of Alagoas for thirty years.