Art Box – A selection of five images from the new project Africa of this young and established Brazilian artist.
All fine art prints have been produced under the supervision of Christian Cravo.
Format 16x20 inches (about 40x50cm)
Gelatin Silver prints
Protected by an antacid passepartout
Signed, numbered and certified
Stored in an entirely handmade Art Box in an edition of 7
Born to a Danish mother and a Brazilian father in 1974 Christian Cravo was brought up in an artistic environment in the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia.
Son of a photographer and grandson of a sculptor, Christian was introduced into the world of the arts from a very early age, though it was only at the age of 13 in Denmark, where he lived through out his adolescence, that he began to experiment with photographical techniques.
In 1993 he interrupted his photography research while enlisted in the Danish armed forces. At the age of 22 he then returned to Brazil, where he got seriously involved with his camera.
Once back in Brazil, Christian managed to have his work recognized not only nationally but also internationally, primarily because of exhibitions held at the Museum Of Modern Art of Bahia, at the Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York, in Billedhusets Galeri in Copenhagen, SF Camera Works Gallery in San Francisco, at the Ministry of Culture in Brasília, at the Museu de Arte Sacra in Belém, Leica Gallery in São Paulo and in group shows such as in the Witkin gallery, Throckmorton Fine Arts and at the Houston Fotofest.
During this time Christian received awards from the Museum Of Modern Art Of Bahia, a Mother Jones Photo Fund for Documentary Photography, a scholarship from the Vitae foundation and a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship for his research on the Brazilian Northeast.
His first book "Irredentos" was published in 2000 and in 2005 his second book "Roma noire, ville métisse" was published in Paris by Autrement.
Christian is represented by the Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York city, Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, DOMA Gallery in Charlotte, DAN Galeria in São Paulo and Paulo Darzé in Salvador.
He is now currently working on his fourth book "Shadows & Light".
Christian lives in São Paulo with his wife Adriana and their daughters Sophia and Stella.