Alongside her professional career, Gleice Mere develops and takes part in long-term cultural projects in which she documents and analyzes aspects of different Brazilian regions.
Rural workers, Sertão
The Sertão (a kind of Brazilian hinterland) is highlighted in the media when their periodic droughts ravage the population. We see pictures of cracked soil or of carcasses of animals who died from hunger and thirst. The hinterland documented by Gleice Mere, recorded over a period of 70 days living with families of farmers and artisans in the interior of Piauí, show man's coexistence with the semiarid environment. Many of these pictures were published in a special edition of the Swiss cultural magazine "du" in 2000.
The photo essay "Generation Brasilia" is a rescue of iconography of those who lived their childhood in the capital or helped to build it. It is a poetic interpretation of the construction of the "dream of Brasilia", and is carried out by someone born in this city.
Generation Brasilia shows the capital in several aspects, including photography of citizens' daily life. The photographic project consists of viewing the city through multiple perspectives. There are photos of the Public Archive of the Federal District; postcards from the 1970s and the 1960s; the repetition of old photographic scenes in the same place decades later, as well as pictures that reflect a humanist architectural interpretation.
The book "Brasília Stories - Leben in einer neuen Stadt", produced by the publishing house Blumenbar in 2005, was published in Germany in partnership with the journalist Carmen Stephan. The texts are interspersed with pictures; the chapters present people who describe Brasilia from their personal perspectives.
|Rio Branco Indigenous Land||Exchanges||Emil-Heinrich Snethlage|
|Rural workers||Sertão||Generation Brasília|
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