This is the catalogue from the exhibition held at the gallery and curated by Ricardo Fernandes, back in 2012!
Lita Cerqueira is the only Brazilian photographer that photo-registered black culture in Brazil for more than 40 years with such a personnal perception. Lita’s works are available in the main museum collections in the country.
Her friend, and collector Gilberto Gil said: “The photographs of Lita Cerqueira are the result of an extreme sensitivity and a look of great acuteness, wrought in the anguish of a repressed but proud and patient people who fit into the magical dimension of a growing civilization, in this fourth dimension that is that of inspired nations like Brazil. I know perfectly this confluence between the desire of a tropical artist and the unpredictability of our stubborn Gods. Just like Lita, I am an artist, black and native of the State of Bahia and I know that her photos represent a miracle from an attentive and stripped look, very close to that of the gods in a trance”.