Caique Cunha: Williamsburg

Caique Cunha: Williamsburg
International Photography Grant 2019

“The streets are full of sweat in the mortar of your pavement”, according to the nineteenth century Brazilian writer, João do Rio, in his book, The Enchanting Soul of the Streets.

Williamsburg” is the final work after spending some months (2015) in the neighborhood streets of Brooklyn. New York City is changing at unprecedented speed. The neighborhood of Williamsburg is an example of this fast transformation, which is somehow disturbing. As in the 5 Pointz in Queens (which was demolished to make way for luxury condominium complex), some of the other iconic sites in Williamsburg will also be demolished or in the process of being demolished. For example, Domino Sugar Refinery, began demolition in 2014 to make make room for redevelopment. The Domino Sugar Refinery is a former refinery in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York City. It was the original refinery of the American Sugar Refining Company, which produced Domino brand sugar.

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

This work was fiscally shown for the first time in New York City at School of Visual Arts in a solo exhibition. Now it’s on tour in Brazil until January 2018.

2016 | January 04th – January 29th – School of Visual Arts // New York, NY / USA
2016 | May 18th – July 24th – Centro Cultural Correios // Rio de Janeiro, RJ / Brazil
2016 | July 30th – September 10th – Palácio dos Correios // Niterói, RJ / Brazil
2017 | September 21th – October 22th // Espaço Cultural dos Correios // Fortaleza, CE / Brazil
2017-2018 | November 11th – January 07th // Centro Cultural dos Correios // São Paulo, SP / Brazil
2018 | February 01st – March 3rd // Espaço Cultural dos Correios // Juiz de fora, MG / Brazil

To book “Williamsburg” or for limited fine art prints, send request to info@caique-cunha.com

Caique Cunha is a Brazilian photographer that uses photography as a means of self-expression and self-knowledge. Besides shooting stage, since 2005 Caique has documented the cities’ streets. It is in the midst of the cities’ chaos that Caique find the peace he needs for shooting everyday life.

Adept of 35mm’s film shots, Caique Cunha has documented cities like New York, Havana as well as Rio de Janeiro.

Website: caique-cunha.com

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

Williamsburg © Caique Cunha

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International Photography Grant 2019