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MIGUEL RIO BRANCO »VOCÊ ESTÁ FELIZ?« – selected by IATÂ CANNABRAVA

»Incisive on color and pain? Yes, Miguel won’t relinquish his deep vocation. As one can see along the pages … ops, the book has no page numbers, no text, nothing that blurs, diverts or distracts the spectator‘s attention. Sorry, I start again. The pages of VOCÊ ESTÁ FELIZ? (Are You Happy?) present all joyfulness and human misery — duality implicit in our existence — with a tenderness that goes from the fine paper to the impeccable color palette, evolving to an edition where, from time to time, a dead dog mingled with the floor is replaced by a dog still alive, sprawled on the sand, translating a deeper joy than in other pages by Miguel. The question his daughter used to pose — “Are you happy?”— carries affection, a different way to talk about the same things, which gives the book a sort of unique actuality. It is a quintessential photobook by an outstanding author. Once more, Miguel hits the bull‘s-eye as to the format. As to the size, you can carry the book with you, like a personal item. A book that carries an emotional load that overflows page after page, creating a different final image when it is closed and you look at its fourth cover. Warning: this is a book by Miguel Rio Branco. Its content may cause guilt, indignation and anguish.«

MIGUEL RIO BRANCO
»VOCÊ ESTÁ FELIZ?«
PUBLISHER: COSAC NAIFY, SAO PAULO, 2012
DESIGN: MIGUEL RIO BRANCO
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
FORMAT: ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER, JAPANESE BINDING, 19.7 × 14.4 CM, 384 PAGES, 378 REPRODUCTIONS
PRINT RUN: 2.000
ISBN: 978-85-405-0259-8

WWW.MIGUELRIOBRANCO.COM.BR

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