/ 2020 / Book / Fine Art

On Barely Nothing

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul

Architect and photographer, when photographing the architecture, my endeavour is to draw thoughts, project desires, and build spaces for the imagination. On Barely Nothing addresses silence. Silence as a haven, as a poetic expression. As an answer to the overload of sounds and images in which we are drenched. Quietude as an instance of critical reflection on the world. In a circular path, the images begin in grayish tones, move on to cooler colors, then follow on to warmer tones and finally return to gray. They evoke the comings and goings of urban wanderings during which they were captured.

Jose Roberto Bassul is an architect and photographer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he lives in Brasilia, Brazil. His favorite subjects are architecture, urbanism and contemporary aspects of urban life.
Selected and awarded in important competitions, he acts as an authoral photographer. His works have been exhibited in art galleries and are held in private and public collections.

Awards 2020+2019. Moscow Int'l Foto Awards (Book photographer of the year, gold and silver awards)
2020+2018+2017. Prix de la Photographie Paris-PX3 (gold and bronze)
2019+2018. IPA–International Photography Awards (1st and 2nd places)
2019. Budapest Int'l Foto Awards (silver award)
2018+2016. Festival Internacional Paraty Em Foco (exhibition awards)
2018+2017. Tokio Int'l Foto Awards (silver and bronze awards)
2018+2017. Siena International Photo Awards (finalist)
2018+2017. Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Tiradentes (exhibition awards)
2017. LensCulture Network Gallery (selected for online exhibition)
2017. Magnum Caravan Brasil (special mention)
2017+2016. Le Plus Grand Concours Photo du Monde, PHOTO Magazine (lauréat)
2016. Miami Street Photography Awards (finalist)
2016. Sony World Photography Awards (commended)