Johannes Andreas Valentin

Visiting Professor of Arts and Humanities Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BA Swarthmore College; MA Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro; PhD Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Research Areas: Photography; Art History; Cultural Studies

Visiting professor of photography, film, art history, and cultural studies. PhD in Social History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; MA in Art Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense Rio de Janeiro; BA in Art History, Swarthmore College, PA.

Andreas Valentin has worked for over fifty years with documentary and art photography as well as with experimental film and video. He has held solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in Brazil and abroad. He researches the history of photography and is a curator. He studied and collaborated with Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980). The films and photography they made together have been shown at major institutions throughout the world. He is currently working on a book about the artist. Valentin’s research interests include the Amazon, where he lived and worked for 15 years. His PhD dissertation on George Huebner, a German photographer who was active in the Amazon during the early 20th century, has been published in Brazil. Valentin has published three books of investigations on the folk culture of the Amazon.

He is a member of the Associação Brasileira de Antropologia and, in 2004, won its Pierre Verger Photography prize. In 2015 his “Berlin Rio: Routes and Memories” project was awarded the Marc Ferrez photography prize from Funarte (the Brazilian National Art Foundation); a major exhibition of this project was held at Berlin’s Haus am Kleistpark in 2018.

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