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From coexistence and exchange, the realization of this work. Whose photos are the product of dedication and search for connection with millenary cultures and their ancestral cosmovision. The ritual works were photographed under the influence of ayahuasca, snuff, sananga and kambo - traditional healing methods of native Amazonian peoples. 


During the course, I revisited the experience with the Huni-Kuin people, in 2017, which begins the research; and I learned a little about the Yawanawá culture, having taken a field trip to the Mutum village, in the Indigenous Territory of Rio Gregório, in Tarauacá,  in Acre, in early 2022. linguistic PANO); these people permeated me and helped to constitute my being in the world. During the research process, I understood the work as an idea/concept being a “mode” in performance documentation. Going through my works: Mãe (2019), with the participation of my mother, Nazaré Soares; Jardim Pra Erê (2021), with Mônica Ventura; and Ni Pei (2022), held in the Yawanawá territory.


The realization of the Master in Arts by  Instituto de Artes da UNESP with PHOTOGRAFIA-RITUAL, concludes not only an academic research process, but a moment of my life, whose reflection and elaboration reverberated important works in my trajectory. This page was created in order to share the research with the community.

BÁRBARA MILANO is a fruit between black, white and the ancestor of the Pindorama land. Master's student in Arts at the São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP, 2020) where she develops the work “Ritual Photography” in the research line: Artistic Processes and Procedures (PPGA-IA). Graduated in Visual Arts at the same institution (UNESP, 2015). Currently working as an artist in exhibitions and residencies, the sewing between different languages challenges form – from the body as an act [performativity] to photography as a silent register. Your body supports immaterial experiences. She integrates the research groups GIIP/CAT (UNESP) in the area of arts and technology and the independent collective of racialized women Nacional Trovoa. E-mail:

Where the work has gone:

2021_ (publication) Essay and Article | GIS Magazine - Gesto, Image and Sound | Journal of Anthropology at USP | e-ISSN 2525-3123

2021_ (exposure)  Amazon Mapping Festival 2021

2021_ (exhibition) International Exhibition of Luz del Fuego (Argentina)

2021_ (international event) Essay and Article | 3rd Conference on Practice-Driven Research in Art and Design (New Zealand)

2021_ ( workshop ) Paranapiacaba Photography Festival

2021_ (live) Paranapiacaba Photography Festival 

2021_ (exhibition) Art and Cosmology – International Art Event. Transmission | UFSM - Federal University of Santa Maria

2020_ (exhibition) SP-FOTO - Sp-Arte photography fair

2020_ (seminar) Emergencies | Organized by PPGA-IA-UNESP students

2020_ (exhibition) IA+ART | University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

2020_ (exposure) Clearing Zones 7.0  | GIIP-UNESP

2017_ (publication) Photography | ABATE Magazine #4 | ProacSP2017| INSS 2447-5521  

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