Pentagonal, square, caved, under a scorching sun, without a goal net – no matter how good or bad a pitch is, football is the passion of the Brazilians and they always find a field to kick. “Football is a language with which we communicate and understand Brazilians. In the series ‘Por cima do futebol’, Marcílio Gazzinelli shows the very simple, rural places where Brazilians learn to play football. In noisy marketing tumult of the World Cup, the quiet images provide a pause for a moment of reflection on the actual values of football,”says Guilherme Horta, Studio Anta Studio Anta, curator of the exhibtion. Carlos Nasciemento of Solução & Imagem (Hahnemühle ditributor for Brazil) has recommended the velvety Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth for high quality Fine Art Photo prints: “Many photographers don´t know (yet) about the haptically and visually stunning fine art papers for long-lasting photo prints. We present the traveling exhibition ‘Por cima do futebol’ of Marcílio Gazzinelli in major World Cup cities and on major photography festivals in Brazil. We adress all football fans with the impressive quality of photo prints on artist’s papers as well as professional photographers, photo enthusiasts, collectors and gallery owners.”
Paulo Ferraz, CEO Epson do Brasil, adds: “For our first edition at the new ‘Epson Gallery’ for high quality, archival Fine Art Prints we invited photographer Marcílio Gazzinelli to show his impressive photo-essay on Brazilian football passion. It´s a moving subject in the year in which we host the World Cup.”
This exhibition is a joint initiative of Epson do Brazil, Studio Anta (Hahnemühle Certfied Studio) and Solução & Imagem (Brazilian distributor for Hahnemühle Digital FineArt papers) and is on display in the World Cup year at photo festival in Tiradentes, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Paraty. You can see in more images in our Facebook album.