Pagode Russo

by Iata Cannabrava


Photographs: Iata Cannabrava

Publisher: Madalena and Terceiro Nome Publishing house

60 pages

Pictures: 47

Year: 2014

Price: 28

Comments: Size: 23,5 x 16. Design: Ekaterina Kholmogorova. Printed in Spain by Palermo.

Iatã Cannabrava travelled to Russia in 1985 to take part in the World Festival of Youth and Students. He witnessed the end of the Cold War, the dismantling of the iron curtain – “Perhaps the most important fact of the millennium that was ending,” says the photographer. The result of this journey, his first photographic essay, can now be seen in the book Pagode Russo.

The title, written in Russian on the book cover, is a reference to a popular song from that summer, a baião by Luiz Gonzaga – “Yesterday I dreamed I was in Moscow, dancing Russian pagode at the Cossack club”. In the images, the Soviet Union that paraded for the West as the supreme evil is revealed as innocent, generous and delicate. The author explains, “Where I expected to find hard faces, I found generals sharing apples.”

The 47 photographs, now gathered, take us on a chromatic stroll through the city of Moscow. Still current and far from being a book of history, Pagode Russo confuses past, present and future in frozen images. The series, taken almost 30 years ago, carries the style that has accompanied the photographer’s work: a gaze directed at urban scenes, common themes, simple folk, where the ordinary is more important and the commonplace is worth more that the special.
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In the book’s only text, with a Russian and English version, Iatã Cannabrava declares he is “anticipating his memories” for his son, Ivan. During his childhood, the photographer followed his parents in their political exile and, after returning to Brazil, he was militant in Leonel Brizola’s PDT party. These images – kept and almost forgotten in the 25 years that followed -, only emerged after he married Russian Ekaterina Kholmogorova, the book’s designer and certainly the one responsible for rescuing from the archives the originals the author had deemed unimportant when first taken.


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Pagode Russo

by Iata Cannabrava


Photographs: Iata Cannabrava

Publisher: Madalena and Terceiro Nome Publishing house

60 pages

Pictures: 47

Year: 2014

Price: 28

Comments: Size: 23,5 x 16. Design: Ekaterina Kholmogorova. Printed in Spain by Palermo.

Iatã Cannabrava travelled to Russia in 1985 to take part in the World Festival of Youth and Students. He witnessed the end of the Cold War, the dismantling of the iron curtain – “Perhaps the most important fact of the millennium that was ending,” says the photographer. The result of this journey, his first photographic essay, can now be seen in the book Pagode Russo.

The title, written in Russian on the book cover, is a reference to a popular song from that summer, a baião by Luiz Gonzaga – “Yesterday I dreamed I was in Moscow, dancing Russian pagode at the Cossack club”. In the images, the Soviet Union that paraded for the West as the supreme evil is revealed as innocent, generous and delicate. The author explains, “Where I expected to find hard faces, I found generals sharing apples.”

The 47 photographs, now gathered, take us on a chromatic stroll through the city of Moscow. Still current and far from being a book of history, Pagode Russo confuses past, present and future in frozen images. The series, taken almost 30 years ago, carries the style that has accompanied the photographer’s work: a gaze directed at urban scenes, common themes, simple folk, where the ordinary is more important and the commonplace is worth more that the special.
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In the book’s only text, with a Russian and English version, Iatã Cannabrava declares he is “anticipating his memories” for his son, Ivan. During his childhood, the photographer followed his parents in their political exile and, after returning to Brazil, he was militant in Leonel Brizola’s PDT party. These images – kept and almost forgotten in the 25 years that followed -, only emerged after he married Russian Ekaterina Kholmogorova, the book’s designer and certainly the one responsible for rescuing from the archives the originals the author had deemed unimportant when first taken.


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Pagode Russo

by Iata Cannabrava


Photographs: Iata Cannabrava

Publisher: Madalena and Terceiro Nome Publishing house

60 pages

Pictures: 47

Year: 2014

Price: 28

Comments: Size: 23,5 x 16. Design: Ekaterina Kholmogorova. Printed in Spain by Palermo.

Iatã Cannabrava travelled to Russia in 1985 to take part in the World Festival of Youth and Students. He witnessed the end of the Cold War, the dismantling of the iron curtain – “Perhaps the most important fact of the millennium that was ending,” says the photographer. The result of this journey, his first photographic essay, can now be seen in the book Pagode Russo.

The title, written in Russian on the book cover, is a reference to a popular song from that summer, a baião by Luiz Gonzaga – “Yesterday I dreamed I was in Moscow, dancing Russian pagode at the Cossack club”. In the images, the Soviet Union that paraded for the West as the supreme evil is revealed as innocent, generous and delicate. The author explains, “Where I expected to find hard faces, I found generals sharing apples.”

The 47 photographs, now gathered, take us on a chromatic stroll through the city of Moscow. Still current and far from being a book of history, Pagode Russo confuses past, present and future in frozen images. The series, taken almost 30 years ago, carries the style that has accompanied the photographer’s work: a gaze directed at urban scenes, common themes, simple folk, where the ordinary is more important and the commonplace is worth more that the special.
[quebra-de-coluna]
In the book’s only text, with a Russian and English version, Iatã Cannabrava declares he is “anticipating his memories” for his son, Ivan. During his childhood, the photographer followed his parents in their political exile and, after returning to Brazil, he was militant in Leonel Brizola’s PDT party. These images – kept and almost forgotten in the 25 years that followed -, only emerged after he married Russian Ekaterina Kholmogorova, the book’s designer and certainly the one responsible for rescuing from the archives the originals the author had deemed unimportant when first taken.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com