Eder Chiodetto has a Masters in Communication and Arts from the University of Sao Paulo (USP). He is an independent curator of photography and video. Eder Chiodetto. The Brazilian nation arose based on a complex blend of peoples and cultures. Due to historical circumstances, every Brazilian is a multifaceted. 6 results for Books: “Eder Chiodetto”. Product Details German Lorca (Em Portugues do Brasil). Jan 1, by Eder Chiodetto (Org.).

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Amongst them there are also a few groups, always formed by males, which practice self-flagellation. There is a group in Sergipe that was the only one to wear a crown of thorns.

During law school, photography was parallel to it. The object becomes a mirror.

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Jesulene Ribeiro announced to everyone that I was officially a member of that community. Something intriguing they have there is a community which lives from mendicancy: They beat themselves very hard, losing a lot of blood. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Something that had impressed me a lot, was when I was 23 years old and decided sder follow the Santiago Path in Spain.

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My evolution from a documentarian to an artist happened when I started being more integrated with groups. The first individual exhibition was not until 10 years later.

The souls are hungry and they feed on prayers. It leaves behind its one-way documenting to being the legitimate chioedtto dialogic of chiodteto encounter with the other, the unnamable with the Divine. Religion is even more important to me than the art.


I believe in reincarnation, Edder believe we are all just spending some time here, but the true place is in the afterlife. Today I like to see it as the naive style I had that time. They give me knowledge. I passed the test for Law at that time and, at the same time, I started photographing.

I had the same duties and privileges,I just would not be covered by their clothes. I thought it was ok, but the next year I caught myself needing more. I intend to keep doing that. I sing in Yoruba and Banto the few songs I know.

Well, at least that was what the media was portraying, and it interested me a great deal, for that is also religious from my point of view. I have photographed my first pilgrimage in It is an immaterial culture that is fading away slowly.

The next day I visited her and her wounds were completely dry. I am Kardecist now, but I was a Catholic before. So much that I profess the Spirits faith, but I also read about other things, Hindi philosophy, Buddhism…. This way I get into it in multiple forms: My research is developing: What it is being born, living, dying? You are commenting using your WordPress. As it came to Brazil during the colonization era they assumed a new characteristic: The Penitence did not aim to save mankind from any disease: Many are Millenarians, people who believe in the end of the world.

The Penitents are my most extensive research subject.

Kardecism helps me answer questions about our existential anguish. Some of the groups I have shot and interviewed are gone now. That was just fantastic; it got stuck in my mind. Today I see all the religions as one. Our fragility facing life.


In I took my first trip to Recife during lent, to look for groups of Penitents. I graduated with a Law degree, knowing deep inside that it was not for me…. I used to get those painting collections from the newsstand and then, when I turned seven to eight years old, I started painting.

So, after a lot of negotiation with people from Sergipe including the teacher Maurelina dos Santos I received permission to photograph them. When I am with the Penitents I am part of the group.

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I also get into it emotionally and spiritually. I guess one of the reasons was to escape a little from the formality of law school. Some of the pilgrims believed that Juazeiro is the New Jerusalem and that the world will end there.

Email required Address never made public. This integration can only come through the codes of art. Yet, what I photograph helps me in another way.

I come from chiodetgo family of Lawyers, but they have always influenced me in the arts field. I have hours of interviews. The great majority of them are secret groups. I want to photograph that! The Penitent hierarchy is very powerful and respected.

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