Photographer To Give Lecture On Lebanese In Brazil

(MENAFN- Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA))
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São Paulo – Lebanese Brazilian photographer Bruno Bou Haya will join the 12th edition of foto em pauta , the Tiradentes Photography Festival in Minas Gerais, Brazil, to run from Wednesday (15) to Sunday (19). Haya will give the lecture Allah-la-ô: The Lebanese presence in Brazil and its ripples on Friday (17) at 3 pm in the lounge of Vento Leste publishing house. The talk will deal with the convergence between these two countries that were named after trees.

On the event's official program, Haya will talk about his photobook Deus também descansa at 12:30 pm and launch the book at night. The book was published by Vento Leste and features photographs of Lebanon in a personal story of the photographer's journey through the country of his grandparents. the book was launched back in 2021 .

The photographer has a family history that's similar to thousands of immigrants and is common in the Lebanese community in Brazil. So he describes the synchronicities of this people that contributed so much to understanding the contemporary Brazil.

“A premise I'm taking to the lecture is that the idea we have of Brazil is an idea in which the Arab wasn't just participant but crucial for the country to become what it is,” the photographer was quoted as saying in a statement.

According to Haya, the Brazilian landscape consists of many cultures, and the Arabs are very actively involved in this process, although this is often credited to the Portuguese.“The Moor occupation of eight centuries in the Iberian Peninsula brought this culture even before the first immigrants arrived in Brazil,” the statement goes on.

On Friday (17), in the lounge of Vento Leste, at 6 pm, photographer Cristiano Xavier talks about the photography expedition Dragon Blood to the Socotra Island in Yemen.

Quick facts

Lecture Allah-la-ô: The Lebanese presence in Brazil and its ripples
March 17, Friday
3 pm
Lounge of Vento Leste publisher
Vila da Matriz
Rua Santíssima Trindade, 92
Tiradentes, Brazil

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

Bernardo de Gois

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