Beatriz Jaguaribe

Beatriz Jaguaribe is a professor at the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Stanford University, the New School of Social Research, Princeton University, New York University, among other academic institutions. She has written books and essays on urban culture, media culture, literature, and cultural modernities of Latin America. Among her publications are Fins de século: cidade e cultura no Rio de Janeiro (1998), O choque do real (2007), and Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life Through the Eyes of the City (2014).


The Modernist Gaze and the City: Notes on Photography and Urban Repertoires in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s and ’50s

This essay is the first in a series of texts on the Foto Cine Club Bandeirante, a group of amateur photographers whose ambitious and innovative works embodied the abundant originality of postwar Brazilian culture. The series coincides with the exhibition Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964, on view at the Museum of Modern Art from May 8 to September 26, 2021.