HISTORY

2005 FROM NOVEMBER 10 TO 13
1st PARATY IN FOCUS - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

In June 2004, on a business trip to Brazil, the Italian Giancarlo Mecarelli visits Paraty. Enchanted by the historic center and the beauty that surrounds it (islands and paradisiacal beaches), and with the idea of opening a gallery and holding a photo event in the city, Mecarelli then

decides to leave Italy where he lived 22 years ago. In January 2005, he settled in the Historic Center, where he opened the ZOOM Photo Gallery and created The Paraty in Focus - International Photography Festival. The event began in a discreet manner: the first edition of the Festival had five lectures, an exhibition at Santa Rita Church with 30 images of Itae's young students and an auction with works donated by photographers.

The meeting brought together about 80 people and brought guests such as Cristiano Mascaro and Thomaz Farkas.

PROGRAMMING

Lectures with Cia de Foto, Marcio Scavone, Luiz Garrido, Thelma Villas Boas and Cristiano Mascaro.
Exhibition with photos of the 1st work done with the young people of ITAE (Institute of Art and Education) - Theme: Quotidiano Santa Rita Church
Exhibition La Donna è Mobile, by Giancarlo Mecarelli
Auction of works donated by invited photographers, with income fully reverted to the Itae project.

PARTICIPANTS

Antonio Guerreiro

Araquém Alcântara

Cristiano Mascaro

Dom João de Orleans e Bragança

Klaus Mitteldorf

Luiz Garrido

Marcelo Greco

Marcelo Soubhia

Marcio Scavone

Pio Figueiroa

Pisco Del Gaiso

Thelma Villas Boas

Thomaz Farkas