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Mauricio Lima

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Mauricio Lima

Date 05 Jun 2012-14 Jul 2012

Open 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, 2pm-6pm Sat.

Galeria DOC
Rua Aspicuelta, 662 , Vila Madalena

Telephone 3938 0130

For more than a decade – since the beginning of the war that started in 2001 – images of Afghanistan have been bound up with violence and suffering. One of the leading photographers covering the conflict, the paulistano photo-journalist Mauricio Lima was in Afghanistan in 2010, and managed to produce a body of work that transforms the inescapable sights of a war-torn country into something we can all appreciate: people, living in a country undergoing serious hardships. With a flair for capturing the plight of the individual, be that soldier or civilian, he avoids creating stereotypes like ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ by placing the emphasis instead on situational behaviour.

By Alexis Sogl
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