The Ocean and the Art of Photography

 


It all began in Torres Beach, south of Brazil, in the late 70's. I watched many surfers, got a board and caught my first wave. It changed my hole life! It seemed like a summer adventure, but soon it became part of  me, something I could not  explain.

The passion for surfing made me become interested in photography.

I needed to be part of this environment and  wanted to share those beautiful moments. The ocean became my inspiration and photography my  passion! 

 

 

 

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Roberta Borges was born in Porto Alegre, RS-Brazil, in 1963. Since an early age she has been connected to the world of surfing and waves. The art of photography, is the way she expresses her perception of the ocean, having attended several photography schools. In 2010, she received the most important Brazilian Prize of Photography, Porto Seguro Brazilian Prize Revelation. The project called "Passatempo" (time goes by) represents the sea in continuous change, transforming images in color paintings. The waves perception, which derive from the strong influence of her background as a professional surfer (she is the first Brazilian champ in 1985), acquire empowerment and expression through her work. In her last project, LASTLIGHT, she explores an inaccessible layer of light and darkness, creating a unique intimate sea atmosphere. It took eight years to capture the images, always in the same place, same time in a very especial nature condition. Most of her work is done at the seashore of Garopaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil where she lives and has her own studio.

PRIZES

2019   GOLDEN A'DESIGN AWARD - PHOTOGRAPHY /  Italy

2010   PORTO SEGURO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAZIL AWARD   /  Brazil

2009   ESPM CREATIVE SCHOOL ESPECIAL PRIZE - PHOTOGRAPHY/  Brazil

2002   ESTAÇÕES EM FOCO PRIZE - HONORABLE MENTION  - PHOTOGRAPHY/  Brazil

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001   “Retratos Poéticos” - POA/BR

2005   “SURF PAIXÃO”  - Mormaii, SC/BR

2004   “SURF PAIXÃO”  - Bolsa de Arte/ Tok&Stok, POA/BR 

2011   “SOBRE O MAR” - BÓ- POA/BR

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

                 

2001    “Série Raízes” - Bienal de Artes ALJ  (honor mention) POA/BR

             “Poesia no olhar” - Homenagem a Cartie Bresson ,POA/BR

             “Natureza em Photo” – São José dos Ausentes, POA/BR

             “ Estações em Foco “– Trensurb ,POA (honor mention )POA/BR

             “Vidas Salvas”  - Projeto doação, POA/BR

2002     “Sioma Breitman” Tribute ,Câmara Municipal de Porto Alegre/BR

              "Coletiva Varal” -  Fotogaleria, POA/BR

2003     "100 years Sioma Breitman”, câmara Municipal/POA/BR 

              "Bienal Art " ALJ, POA /BR

              “A Tempo” , Grupo Leica, Solar Câmara, POA /BR    

2005     "International Art&Cult Surf Exhibition, MIS, SP & RJ /BR

2006     "International Art&Cult Surf Exhibition, MIS, SP & RJ /BR

2008     "Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana        CCMC/POA/BR

2009     "International Art&Cult Surf Exhibition, MIS, SP & RJ /BR

2010     "Porto Seguro Brazilian Prize-PASSATEMPO"      Espaço   Cultural Porto  Seguro / SP /BR 

2011     " ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHYC FAIR  - LA PHOTO Galerie, POA/BR

2012     " Canela Foto Workshops Exhibition - Canela/RS/BR 

2013     "Miami Design District Exhibition"   The Stage  Miami/USA 

2016     "ANDANÇAS" - Casiere – POA/BR

              "Projeto é Vida – Art Museum of RS/POA/BR

2017      "Ao Longo do Caminho"  Nieto Gallery/POA /BR

2018      "Oceanos Transponíveis"   Modoo Gallery/POA /BR

2019      "A'Design Award - LASTLIGHT-Golden Prize"   Como/Italy

              "LASTLIGHT - Ocean Calls For Help" -PLEIN LES YEUX -Nathalie Duchayne Galerie -Saint Tropez/France