The collection comprises almost 1,000
photographic prints from the oeuvre of the Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez, whose work
encompassed a photographic vision of imperial and early modern
Brazil, as well as
approximately 775 photographic prints by photographers active in
Brazil from 1860 to 1940.
The photographers represented include J. S. Affonso; Carlos Bippus; Fritz Büsch; Companhia
Photographica Brazileira; Guilherme Gaensly; Gaensly & Lindemann; João Goston; Pedros
Hees; Alberto Henschel; Revert Henrique Klumb; George Leuzinger; Guilhermo Liebenau; Augusto
Malta; Augusto Militaõ de Azevedo; Mortimer; Augusto Riedel; and Stahl &
The Brazilian businessman, historian, curator, photographer, and collector, Gilberto
Ferrez, was born into a family immersed in the visual arts. His great-grandfather and
great-uncle, the sculptors Zépherin and Marc Ferrez, arrived in
Brazil with the Mission
artistique français (Missão Artística Francesa) in 1816. Greatly admiring the country, they
settled there and Zépherin soon went on to design
Brazil's first commemorative medal,
commissioned for the 1822 coronation of Dom Pedro I.
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