Sandra Cattaneo Adorno

Photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno explores the unique characteristics of Rio de Janeiro, combining elements of street photography with fine art. She captures a strong, golden light passing over the landscape, scattering dark contrasts.

The beguiling images not only capture people and moments, but also suggest something quintessential about the city – the sweet yearning that Brazilians call “saudade”, which hints at another level of reality: the invisible one of poetry and magic.

A multi-award-winning artist, Adorno has exhibited at shows and art fairs worldwide and has been featured in The Guardian, The Times and National Geographic, amongst others.

Her first book, The Other Half of the Sky, was published in 2019 and she is currently working on a second book on Rio de Janeiro, to be published by Radius Books in April 2020.