Black Skin, Angel Boy

Maureen Bissiliat1931

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

The framing, the care with lighting and shadows and, above all, the narrative in the photographs of Maureen Bisilliat, an English woman living in Brazil since 1957, are due to the photographer's past experiences as a painter and, above all, as a photojournalist. In the 1960's, Maureen decided to give up painting and dedicate herself to photography, and her first photographic essay was the series "Black Skin", inspired by her painting studies in living model studios. This series includes the photograph of the boy with angel wings waiting to go to the carnival ball.

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  • Title: Black Skin, Angel Boy
  • Creator: Maureen Bissiliat
  • Date: 1931
  • Location: Englefield Green, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: 80,5 x 81 cm
  • Medium: photographic reproduction (B&W) on paper