Ademar Manarini


Ademar Manarini (Brazilian, 1920–1989) was one of the key representatives of Brazilian modern photography. A self-taught photographer, he joined the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante in 1950 and worked with various photographic styles: portraiture, social photography, and experimental modes (photograms and geometric composition). He participated in the salon Ruptura de Arte Concreta in 1952, and in 1954 held his first individual exhibition at the Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) in São Paulo. He also participated in various Brazilian and international salons. Manarini’s work is in several private and public collections, including the Tate Modern in London and the Itaú Collection of Photography in Sao Paulo. He was featured in the latter’s 2012 exhibition Moderna para Sempre: Fotografia Modernista na Coleção Itaú (2013).