Marly Porto has been working in the field of the study and research of Brazilian photography, its processes, practices, and theories for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Aesthetics and Art History from the University of São Paulo and is the author of the book “Eduardo Salvatore and His Role as an Articulator of the São Paulo Photoclub Movement” (2018).

She is the curator of the Collection of Contemporary Brazilian Photographs at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and also serves as the coordinator of the Festival Photothings.

Marly Porto developed the area of artistic projects for the Institut d’Education et des Pratiques Cittoyennes (IEPC), an institution that brings together 13 nurseries for children aged 0 to 3 years, located in Aubervilliers (France, 2018-2020). As a speaker, she participated in conferences organized by the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2017) such as “In Black and White: Photography, Race, and the Modern Impulse in Brazil at Midcentury,” among others, held in São Paulo (Brazil), Zagreb (Croatia), and Mexico City (Mexico).

She has coordinated numerous books, exhibitions, and seminars on photography.

Photo credit: Thor Amêndola.


by Marly Porto