Estúdio Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil
Iatã Cannabrava began his career as a cultural producer in 1989, presiding the Union of Photographers from São Paulo State. He created projects like Photo São Paulo (2001) and People from São Paulo – A Hundred of Looks over a Antropofagic City (2004). In 2002 Cannabrava created Estúdio Madalena, a cultural producer company based in São Paulo. In 2012 he teamed up with the catalan curator Claudi Carreras in its coordination.
Cannabrava curated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Latin American Photography Forum of São Paulo, a triennial event promoted by Itaú Cultural in 2007/2010/2013, and since 2006 leads the annual International Photography Festival Paraty em Foco, the biggest photography festival from Brazil and one of the biggest from Latin America. Cannabrava also coordinate an annual event in São Paulo, Thought and Reflection Meeting, promoted by the Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo. Iatã Cannabrava’s involvement with photography has included curatorial projects (like the exhibition Modern For Ever, which has been shown in a lot of cities in Brazil and Latin America), portfolio reviews in festivals around the world, judging of competitions (World Press Photo and Nikon Photo Contest) and consulting for private collectors and photographers.
Iatã Cannabrava is interested in seeing resolved bodies of work and works-in-progress inside documentary photography and fine art themes. He is especially interested in seeing photobooks, in order to be published in Brazil. He can also offer general portfolio advice and critique of overall creative vision and editing. Iatã Cannabrava is not interested in seeing commercial and fashion photography, sports or themes related to that. Photographers can present a printed portfolio, a photobook or a screen-based presentation. Iatã Canabrava can offer exhibition or publication opportunities to photographers with exceptional work that fit into one of the projects Estudio Madalena works on.