Rodrigo Koraicho (b.1985, São Paulo, Brazil) has graduated in Social Communication at the University of Belas Artes – São Paulo, with a master’s degree in Aesthetics and Art History from the University of São Paulo (USP). He started studying photography at the age of 16. He started his path in photography in 2004, creating personal projects and working in different fields of photography. His projects, usually long term, depict social matters seeking to challenge a distinction between visual narratives, authorship and the documentary work. His work is part of private and institutional collections in Brazil. He held individual and group exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum Afro Brasil, Unibes Cultural, DOC Gallery and Lombardi Gallery. He participated of festivals and congresses such as the 10th International Congress of Aesthetics and Art History (2016), Mosaicography (2016) and Mostra São Paulo of Photography (2019). In 2020 he was awarded bronze in the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) and the TCU Cultural Center Award with a solo exhibition. Recent projects include the publication of a book of his work “Ô Culpa” for the collaborative and social project “Quarentena Books” and the individual exhibition “Devotion” at Unibes Cultural.
The beach seems to be a place that arouses a different behavior in us. It is interesting how this environment can influence both our attitudes and reveal so much about us. It is also a place where we expose ourselves in a very specific way and, therefore, the multiplicity of social and cultural values becomes more evident as part of each one's identity. This seems even truer when it comes to Miami Beach.
The mix of people from all over the world blended in the American culture and sharing the same space, in a moment of joy, makes this a complex and interesting scenario.
The project seeks not to stick to a strictly documentary narrative, expanding the sense of common reality. The bodies, the colors, the unlikely and the banal produces a language capable of ambivalence and ambiguity, concomitantly expressing facts, fictions, emotions and feelings. A natural environment full of artificiality that says so much about human behavior and its existential experience.
In this sense, the term epiphany seems appropriate to the deep sense of accomplishment and synchronicity between the essence of the place and ourselves.
From the unusual to the trivial moments, the various aspects presented here show how intriguing daily life can be in this space composed of sand and sea.
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