Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Other_FA


  • Photographer
    Mari Queiroz
  • Credit
    Model: Angelica Sulzbach Beauty: Diego Américo Styling: Celso Cavalcanti

These photographs allude to the intensity of loss, reflecting the
loneliness of grief over somebody else’s external landscape. Pain
calls for modesty, and by liberating myself from having a body I
ceased to have memories. The narrative takes place outside,
bewildered and fragmented, becoming possible only through the
mirror. Naming the perpetual nuisance caused by absence was just
the beginning of the journey. You never lose a child completely.
She always remains as somebody that we are able to evoke in
order to exist again. But grieving is like nakedness, not to be
shown to others. Most people avoid the subject. Not even a word.
Everybody remembered very well, silently, what was best not to
remember. The derangement is clandestine and I became a
damaged woman, sewn in my silence. The scar so distant from a
wound so close accompanies me always, mute, among ashes and

Born in São Paulo, Mari Queiroz majored in Fine Arts at the University of São Paulo, complementing her studies at the School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography, NYC. She began her career as a photojournalist. Pursuing apprenticeship, she worked during six years as a studio assistant, in São Paulo, Paris and Munich. Then she returned to São Paulo, shooting her own stories. Her images have been published on major Brazilian magazines. Her passion for photography, lithography, watercolor and embroidery are the core of her work. She is currently based in São Paulo.

Awards Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2019 - Honorable Mention
Fine Art Photography Awards 2018 - Honorable Mention
PX3 2018 - Honorable Mention
PX3 2017 - Honorable Mention
PX3 2016 - Bronze Winner - People Category
PX3 2016 - Honorable Mention
Latin American Fotografía 4 winner (2015)
International Color Awards nominee (2015)
Black & White Spider Awards nominee (2014)
Premio Abril de Jornalismo nominee (2014)
Premio Abril de Jornalismo winner (2008)
Premio Abril de Jornalismo nominee (2006)