Untitled, from the series Áurea, 2016
Inkjet Print, Canson Matte, Printed in 2017, Edition 1/5, 22 x 16 ⅛ inches, signed in pencil on front
Courtesy of the artist
Tuany Lima was born in San Jerónimo, Brazil in 1990. She discovered photography as a young teenager, curious to see beyond the obvious and then record what she saw. Her photography guided her choice of profession; she earned degrees in advertising and graphic design. After working for seven years in advertising and graphic design, she combined all her professional knowledge with her experience in photography to create Áurea, a series of photographs of women, each notated and enhanced with Photoshop to show what the women wanted to have done to change the way they look in their photographs. Lima calls these changes “aesthetic absurdities of (the) current times.” Áurea was selected for Discovery Awards Projection at Encontros da Imagem 2016 in Braga, Portugal. The Discovery Awards Projection features thirteen artists under 30 years of age. At the IV Latin American Photography Forum, São Paulo her work was selected as one of the seventy-five best portfolios. Images from Áurea, and an interview with Lima, appear in OLD/revista fotográfica magazine (issue 59) and will be included in Convention 143, published by Beira/Movida Editorial Fotográfica, Porto Alegre in March 2017.