Title: A mesma luta
Photographer(s): Rosa Gauditano
Writer(s): Cristianne Rodrigues, Erika Zerwes
Designer(s): Rosa Gauditano, Angela Belinde, Rosangela Rennò, Walter Costa
Publisher(s): Studio R, São Paulo, Brazil
Print run: 300
Language(s): Spanish, English
Size: 21 x 28 cm
Print: Mundo Gràphico, São Paulo, Brazil
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Brazil, 1978 - 1984
The project A MESMA LUTA presents the eyes of Rosa Gauditano, photojournalist from São Paulo who between 1974 and 1984 documented the actions of Brazilian women in social movements in São Paulo, Brazil.
The photos put into perspective images from the last 10 years of the military dictatorship and bring to light the women who took to the streets to demonstrate against violence and poverty, for racial and gender equality such as the murder of Eliane de Grammount, SOS Woman, the 3 Paulista Women's Congresses, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo protest, the first Unified Black Movement. When we look more closely at the set of photos by Rosa Gauditano, one detail stands out: the women present at the demonstrations with their children and babies. A historical specificity of the female trajectory, not only in Brazil, women must reconcile family life and career, work a double shift and the exercise of citizenship.
The Brazilian woman is, therefore, a warrior, and her hopes, struggles and conquests accompany the history of political movements in Brazil.
This work brought to the contemporary art scene seeks to pay tribute to women who have made an essential contribution to the history of Brazilian photography.
The initiative will contribute to break with a historical invisibility that female photographers have always faced in this mostly male universe.