Concluded work
Vulgo | photography | 1999

The Vulgo series consists of images from negatives in the collection of Museu Penitenciário de São Paulo. On the basis of reflecting on the evidential nature of photography as surveillance technology closely associated with disciplinary power that emerged the end of the nineteenth century and the relationship between photography, document and art, the aim is to pose a new approach to the work analyzed. The boundaries between the discourses of art and legal record, like the discussion on the essential nature of photography, comprise the conceptual background of the article

Rosangela Rennó

Belo Horizonte (MG), 1962
Graduated in architecture at the School of Architecture, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1986), and in visual arts at Escola Guignard, Belo Horizonte (1987). Earned her doctorate in arts from the School of Communications and Arts, Universidade de São Paulo (1997). Since 1984, she has been developing work on personal expression through photography. She was awarded a grant from Civitella Ranieri Foundation de Umbertide, Italy, (1995); Fundação Vitae (1998); and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York (1999). She earned an award at the 13th Videobrasil International Festival of Electronic Art in São Paulo (2000). Lives in Rio de Janeiro.