Beatriz Brito Salles

Beatriz Salles' photographic series EPHEMERAL ERUPTIONS, approaches disgusting and repulsive elements with the aim to visually explore the inevitable end of the human experience: death and decomposition. The work’s process involves the practice of getting intensely close to decaying elements of nature and the human body, using a macro telephoto lens, the images highlights details normally invisible to the eye. Each photograph is an ephemeral eruption that seeks to provoke discomfort, inviting the viewer to reflect on their own aversion and relationship with death, confronting the society hypocritical behavior that denies that we are not walking towards the end of life.

Beatriz Brito Salles

Beatriz Salles (1997), born in Fortaleza, Brazil, graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual, uses the photographic image as her main tool to discuss topics such as time, finitude, the vital cycles of existence and nature. She approaches the camera like a scientist looking through a microscope to explore what is hidden. Her artistic journey compasses both documentary and fictional domain, fabricating stories that illuminate the intimate and communal aspects of life.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Around the world hopefully doing what I love.

What is a good design for you?

A design that makes me wanna keep looking for a longer time.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Studying in a country that is not mine, in a completely different culture was the most challenging experience.

Who or what inspires you?

New experiences and people I love.

How do you approach a new project?

With curiosity and intuition.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Do not stress and have fun.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

A lot. I was able to acquire more experience and knowledge, and to meet new people from different cultures, that all made me a new person.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Because I wanted to challenge myself as a photographer.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

The amount of assignments.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

Gathering with my friends and family in Brazil.

Jenny Daut