The objective of this paper is to introduce the Brazilian photographers Geraldo de Barros and José Oiticica Filho and their work. Set between the late 1940s and 1964 - the year of Oticica Filho's death - the article discusses the history of Brazilian photography and how it relates to the history of art, as well as the issue of abstraction. By doing so, it shows how the history of modern Brazilian photography interacts with the concrete and neoconcrete art movements. In addition, the author offers a critical review of the texts written about these two photographers and their images as a means to determine their importance beyond the field of photography
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