Quilo – Journal of Photographic Tales from Brazil
Quilo – Journal of Photographic Tales from Brazil is the first ever publication of its kind, focusing solely on photographic projects created in Brazil. The 300 page bookish magazine features over 40 photographers, visual artists, and short story writers from Brazil. Edited and self-published by University of Hartford Alumni, photographer and creative director, Mico Toledo and designed by design agency Porto Rocha in NY, the publication shines a light on the rich and diverse photographic talent and stories coming from within the borders of such a monumental country. Quilo’s ambitious attempt is to widen the photographic canon, to include a wide range of artistic voices and stories from Brazil, championing unseen stories from within the country, under threat from the previous 4 years of a right-wing conservative government, while also making these stories accessible to a wider audience in the United States, Europe and beyond.
Divided into regions of Brazil, the publication flows like a road trip through the many arteries that criss-cross the lengths of this monumental country; its three hundred pages take us on an odyssey from the far reaches of the North to the deepest South of Brazil. Unfolding through the eyes and minds of forty-four contemporary photographers and writers, the publication travels through towns and cities, mangroves and beaches, meets locals and encounters the often invisible tales this land holds, shining a light on counter-narratives, and turning them into powerful weapons against intolerance and bigotry.
Quilo’s goal is to share its printed pages with as many people as possible, and is currently raising the necessary funds on Kickstarter to print 500 copies. If you would like to purchase a copy and support this effort, visit the Quilo kickstarter site and your donation will help make this project a printed reality.
Kickstarter crowdfunding: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jornalquilo/quilo-journal-of-photographic-tales-from-brasil
About : QUILO® is a single edition 300 page bookish magazine, featuring 38 contemporary photographers and 6 writers from Brasil, (including two American, one French and one Spanish photographer). Edited and created by photographer and creative director Mico Toledo and designed by Porto Rocha, Quilo is an unprecedented publication featuring the best photography and short-story writing in Brasil today. In a time of growing extremism and intolerance in Brasil, Quilo and the stories featured in it are intended as a counter-reaction to the current parochial system; like a sanctuary in the form of a magazine.
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