RODRIGO OLIVEIRA GIVES VOICE TO THE BLACK QUEER COMMUNITY WITH HIS PHOTOS
Photographer RODRIGO OLIVEIRA
Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Oliveira is dedicated to capturing the beauty and power of queer black people from Rio de Janeiro and Barra de Guaratiba, his hometown.
Being raised in Barra de Guaratiba, a coastal suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira grew up surrounded by burgeoning wildlife. Thus developing a heightened sense of love and respect towards nature. As a matter of fact, his career began with a focus on flora and fauna.
The young photographer studied Biology in Australia and Germany thanks to a scholarship from the former Brazilian government.
He took his first steps in photography by going with a camera to take pictures of insects, plants, and whatever might catch his eye. But it wasn’t until he moved to Australia and went on a trip to South Asia, exploring the urban areas of countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore, that he began to be captivated by people.
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