1st Place 2020 / Book

On Barely Nothing

  • Prizes
    Gold in Book/Fine Art, 1st place winner in Book
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul

On Barely Nothing addresses silence. Silence as a haven, as a poetic expression. As an answer to the overload of sounds and images in which we are drenched. Quietude as an instance of critical reflection. In a circular path, the images begin in grayish tones, move on to cooler colors, then follow on to warmer tones and finally return to gray. They evoke the comings and goings of urban wanderings during which they were captured. The autor thus defines what moves him: "when photographing the architecture, my endeavour is to draw thoughts, project desires, and build spaces for the imagination".

Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia. Focusing on architecture and the urban landscape, his work has been awarded in several important international competitions and published in specialized magazines such as B&W Magazine (USA), Minimalissimo (England), Luz del Norte (Mexico), BEX Magazine (Argentina) and Photo (France). His photographs were exhibited individually in Brazil and collectively in many cities worldwide and are part of relevant public and private collections.