Thomaz Farkas Hungarian, 1921-2011

1921, Hungria. 2011, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Thomaz Farkas is one of the leading names in modern Brazilian photography, alongside Gaspar Gasparian and Geraldo de Barros. He created his first authorial series upon joining Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante in 1942, at age 18, of which Thomaz Farkas would later become one of the foremost members. The group created works relating to the advances in the then-modern art of photography, and is considered a pioneer of the language in Brazil. Departing from pictorialism and from photography based on traditional painting genres (portrait, landscape etc.), the artists focused on aspects of the photographic medium itself, distancing themselves from the treatment of photographs as mere reproductions.