In “Hardwood”, the photographer Pedro David registers the steel industry expansion and the green deserts propagation through Brazil. Eucalyptus, raw material for obtaining the vegetal coal and the steel production, absorbs the water and depletes the soil nutrients, suffocating, thus, the fauna and the flora. In these areas, none specie can develop itself.8 images
Pedro David lives and works in Nova Lima and Belo Horizonte – Brazil Photographer/visual artist, got his bachelors in Social Communication/Journalism at PUC-Minas, in 2001. He attended graduate in Arts and Contemporaneity in the Escola Guignard (UEMG, 2002). He has published the books: Fase Catarse (Catharsis Phase) - Fundação Municipal de Cultura de Belo Horizonte, 2104; Rota Raiz (Route Root) - Tempo D’Imagem, 2013 e O Jardim (The Garden) - Funceb, 2012; and Paisagem Submersa (Underwater Landscape), as coauthor - Cosac Naify, 2008. Held solo exhibitions in Blau Projects Gallery (São Paulo/Brazil – 2016); Roberto Alban Gallery (Salvador/Brazil – 2016); Galeria da Gávea (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – 2014); Museu Mineiro (Minas Gerais Brazil – 2014); Astarté Gallery (Madrid/Spain – 2014); Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (Bahia/Brazil – 2012); Fauna Gallery (São Paulo – Brazil – 2012); Lemos de Sá Gallery (Belo Horizonte/Brazil – 2012); Centro Municipal de Fotografía de Montevideo (Uruguay – 2008); Palácio das Artes (Belo Horizonte/Brazil – 2008). From his participations in collective exhibitions, could be highlighted the Houston Fotofest Biennial 2016 - USA; VI Houston Fotofest Discoveries – 2015 – USA; I MASP Foto Bienal, São Paulo, 2013; Photoquai, Musée du Quai Branly – Paris– France, 2013; Esquizofrenia Tropical, Latin America Photography in the Festival PhotoEspaña – Madri/Spain –2012; those held in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará (Brazil – 2012); in the Ex Teresa Arte Actual (México D.F. – 2011); in the Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo/Brazil – 2011); the Generation 00, in Sesc Belenzinho (São Paulo/Brazil – 2011); in the Noorderlicht Gallery (Groningen – Netherlands – 2008, and in the 5th Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts of Liége (Belgium – 2006). He received the prizes: Prize of Contemporary Art Situações I e II – Museu Nacional da República - 2012 and 2014; Nexo Foto – Spain – 2014; Conrado Wessel Foundation Art Prize – 2012; XII Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Prize - 2012; II and III Itamaraty Contemporary Art Prize (2012 and 2013); Pará Art Hall - 2012, Pierre Verger National Prize of Photography - 2011, Photography Prize União Latina – Martín Chambi, France - 2010; and the Porto Seguro Brazilian Prize of Photography - 2005. He has works in the collections: Joaquim Paiva Colection – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016; Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France, 2014; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Museu Nacional da República, Brazil, since 2012; Museu Casa de Guimarães Rosa Brazil, since 2012; Museu Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil, since 2011; Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil, since 2011 ; Noorderlicht Photography - Netherlands, since 2008; Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Brazil, since 2006; Pirelli-Masp collection of Photography, São Paulo, Brazil, since 2005; Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto, Brazil, since 2000.