SALVADOR – A star rises to shine its light on, Edgar Azvdo, one of the most talented young photographers of Salvador. At the age of 23, the youngest of three children born to Edna and Edgar Azevedo, Edgar is in the process of realizing one of his personal and artistic photographic visions: a visual capitation of Afro-Bahians in Brazilian society. It aims to break aesthetic and political standards by focusing on the beauty and power of the black people of the 21st century.
Edgar has been preparing for this moment for a long time, experimenting with photography from the age of 12. Self-taught, he has been photographing the unique beauty of the girls in his predominantly black neighbourhood, Pernambuės.
He graduated in computer graphics technology at the school of art, game and animation (Saga) at the age of 15, where he expanded on his skills in the visual arts, consistently adding new techniques and resources to the market.
At the age of 19, he joined the art and technology company, Oi Kabum!, which further enhanced the contemporary and unique style that is complementary to his artistic vision. This led him to become extremely interested in learning more about Afrocentrism, the socio-historical constructions of Brazil, and the representation of Afro-Brazilian culture, along with personal and socio-political maturity.
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