This project was contemplated as the twelfth Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Prize 2012
Brasilia, a former project “The conquest of the interior of Brazil was a logical imperative of the Lusitanian expansion. Frei Vicente do Salvador, even in the 1500s, complained of those early settlers intimidated, encrusted as ‘crabs’ along the Atlantic coast. In the late seventeenth century revolution French clarify the notion of homeland and transmit the bourgeois Inconfidência Mining. Tiradentes, not incidentally, wanted to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to São João del Rei Jose Bonifacio, having lived in contact with the geographical redefinitions and European policies, he returned to Brazil to articulate the independence and launch the idea of internalization, with the relocation of the capital of the Empire to a certain Brasília, in the backlands of Paracatu, a few leagues from the current DF. Names that over almost two centuries were suggested for the new capital show the directions of ideologies Evolution: New Lisbon (Willam Pitt, 1805), Earthly Paradise (Hipólito da Costa, 1813), Pedrália (Palmiro Menezes, 1822), Petropolis or Brasilia (Jose Bonifacio, 1823), Masterwort (Viscount of Porto Seguro, 1849). In the twentieth century the Marechal José Pessoa (1955) suggested Vera Cruz, as the ‘continuity History of our civilized country ‘. In 1877 Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagem, Viscount of Porto Seguro, equated the location of the future capital, ‘the triangle formed by the Pond Ugly Mestre D’Armas and Taiwan ‘. Even suggested the Sierra Fat current Emendadas Waters, ‘which render it if waters to the basins of the São Francisco, Tocantins and silver ‘.