Copacabana Palace

Multi-award winning – most recently with the World Press Photo Award – and shown around the globe: Copacabana Palace is the story of an abandoned housing project in Rio de Janeiro, named after the famous luxury hotel on the even more famous Copacabana Beach. Peter Bauza lived with the residents of Copacabana Palace for eight months and has created a unique photo document.

Peter Bauza

24 × 30 cm
208 pages, 185 photos
English, German, Portuguese
Hardcover, bound in linen,
„French Fold”-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-19-7
August 2016

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Authors

  • Peter Bauza

    Peter Bauza left his native Germany after graduating in international commerce and worked many years as manager for an international [...] more

Awards

  • Logo AI-AP
  • Px3 Award - Prix de la Photographie
  • Visa pour L’Image 2016
  • Siena International Photo Award
  • World Press Photo
  • Hansel-Mieth-Preis
  • Logo American Photopraphy 33
  • Logo FEP
  • Logo POY Latam
  • The Lucie Awards

Details

„Paradise is here, hell is here, madness is here, passion is here.“ This statement of the renowned Brazilian composer and singer Francis Himes about Rio became Peter Bauza‘s motto when he photographed the people of Copacabana Palace. The six blocks of this uncompleted housing compound have become a place of shelter and hope for some 300 ‘sem teto, sem terra’ families ‘without roof or land’. Peter Bauza’s superbly perceptive pictures form a highly poetic tale of their lives, their everyday moments of joy and sadness, their needs and illusions, but also of beauty and strength and the co-existence community that has emerged in these precarious circumstances. Copacabana Palace is a typical example of the fight for survival of millions of Brazilians in similar situations while the government goes through one of its most severe political and economic crises, yet spends billions on infrastructure for world sports events.

EXHIBITIONS
* Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany, 27 April – 8 Juni 2018
* Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany, 15 February – 1 April 2018
* Quartiers du Monde, Grenoble, France, 1 November – 26 November 2017
* Annie Boulat Cosmos Gallery, Paris, France, March 2017
* Oficina Fotografiche Milano, December 2016 – February 2017
* Foianofotografia, Foiano della Chiana, Italy, 4 November – 27 November 2016
* Siena International Photo Award, Siena, Italy, 29 October – 30 November 2016
* Daejeon Modern History Exhibition Hall, Daejeon, South Korea, 20 October 2016 – 20 January 2017
* Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador, 29 September – 23 October 2016
* Fotofestival Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France, 27 August – 16 September 2016

Reviews

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

1 March 2018: „Kein Wasser, kein Strom" Das Leben im „Copacabana Palace" ist eine Herausforderung: Peter Bauzas Sozialreportage in einer Ausstellung in Hannover. Von Wolfgang Albers

LFI - LEICA FOTOGRAFIE INTERNATIONAL open_in_new

Book of the Month December 2016: "The series is much more about the strength and solidarity of this involuntary community, that tries to survive with courageous self-determination."

Vogue Italy open_in_new

2 November 2016: "Uno sguardo lucido, sincero e vivido su quella che è una realtà che non si può ignorare e che, raccontando la vita della periferia di Rio, può cmabiare seriamente dall’interno la nostra."

The New York Times open_in_new

3. Oktober 2016: „A Vibrant Life Amid the Ruins of Rio.”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

2 October 2016: "Peter Bauza hat über acht Monate fotografiert und ein berührendes, mitreißendes Portrait geschaffen."

Spiegel Online open_in_new

6 September 2016 "Nie fertiggestellt - und trotzdem bewohnt: Am Rande Rios hausen Hunderte Familien in Bauruinen. Fotograf Peter Bauza hat im "Copacabana Palace" bewegende Bilder gemacht."

Related news

Exhibition and accolade for Copacabana Palace

After Peter Bauza was awarded with the Pangea Prize of the Siena International Photo Award, category “Storyboard” for COPACABANA PALACE on 29 October 2016, the opening of his next exhibition took place at the photo festival Foianofotografie in Foiano della Chiana, Italy on 4 November 2016.  Peter was impressed by the amazing location for the exhibition inside La Carbonaia, a former terrific church, transformed […] read more

Description

„Paradise is here, hell is here, madness is here, passion is here.“ This statement of the renowned Brazilian composer and singer Francis Himes about Rio became Peter Bauza‘s motto when he photographed the people of Copacabana Palace. The six blocks of this uncompleted housing compound have become a place of shelter and hope for some 300 ‘sem teto, sem terra’ families ‘without roof or land’. Peter Bauza’s superbly perceptive pictures form a highly poetic tale of their lives, their everyday moments of joy and sadness, their needs and illusions, but also of beauty and strength and the co-existence community that has emerged in these precarious circumstances. Copacabana Palace is a typical example of the fight for survival of millions of Brazilians in similar situations while the government goes through one of its most severe political and economic crises, yet spends billions on infrastructure for world sports events.

EXHIBITIONS
* Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany, 27 April – 8 Juni 2018
* Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany, 15 February – 1 April 2018
* Quartiers du Monde, Grenoble, France, 1 November – 26 November 2017
* Annie Boulat Cosmos Gallery, Paris, France, March 2017
* Oficina Fotografiche Milano, December 2016 – February 2017
* Foianofotografia, Foiano della Chiana, Italy, 4 November – 27 November 2016
* Siena International Photo Award, Siena, Italy, 29 October – 30 November 2016
* Daejeon Modern History Exhibition Hall, Daejeon, South Korea, 20 October 2016 – 20 January 2017
* Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador, 29 September – 23 October 2016
* Fotofestival Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France, 27 August – 16 September 2016

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Weight3 kg / 6.61 lbs
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