Andrea Eichenberger was born in 1976 in Florianópolis, Brazil. After studying visual arts in Brazil, she did a PhD in visual anthropology, between Brazil and France. The experience of encounter is at the heart of her practice and artistic research. In 2006, she was winner of the Best Photographic Narrative of Festival Fazendo Gênero 7, Brazil, in 2012, she was winner of the Prix UPP Découverte, in Paris and in 2013, she received the price Funarte Women in Visual Arts of Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Her work has been exhibited in Brazil, New Zealand, France and United States. Today we share her series titled Translitorânea: an Utopia.
Translitorânea: an Utopia
“Translitorânea (the Transcoastal Road), or BR101 is the road that runs along the Brazilian coast from the north to the south, joining different states and regions for 4.542 km. In this project, in which travel and photography are considered as the means of getting close to places and people, the road becomes a stage for a road trip marked by encounters and life stories that highlight the geographical, economic, social and cultural diversity of Brazil today.”
To view more of Andrea’s work, please visit her website.