The exhibition Adelaide by Brazilian photographer Adelaide Ivánova is showing at the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk in Cottbus until 26 March 2015. The artist, who graduated from the Ostkreuz School for Photography last year, has been working on the series since 2006 – creating a continuous record of her grandmother and namesake Adelaide, who lives in the Brazilian metropolis of Recife.
Adelaide de Queiroz Silva was born in 1921 in Sertão, a semi-arid region of Brazil known for its poverty and harsh living conditions. She gave birth to 16 children, 14 of whom survived into adulthood, raising them mostly by herself. Her granddaughter's photographs show the 93-year-old in personal situations – attending to her beauty routines, keeping fit and managing her household. The portraits emanate a close connection and a deep respect for the person they depict. At the same time, they seem like an invitation to continue meeting the daily challenges of life, regardless of your age.
Further information at DKW-Museum and Adelaide Ivánova