"It Is Necessary to Persist " - Edvaldo Medeiros

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1. Tell us about your background and journey.

Before being a photographer, I was a painter, painted canvases, and participated in exhibitions and art salons. Painting has always been fascinating but academia has made me distance myself from painting, I couldn't reconcile ink with the academic books of law course.

Photography enters this gap this need to try to express art. Even though I developed autistic potential in painting, I ended up embracing photography for good. I don't want to say it is a passion, I created love even for photography. The human person in all is this dignity, nature, this protection of this, and this, everything around me is a starting point.

In October 2019, I launched the book ' Humans and Nature' being a binding that has another book in the same binding titled ' On The Other Side ' that brings yet another social context, where the human nature is there, even though many don't realize it. But this is just a detail, it was the desire to transform the image into photo developed on paper (in the form of a book) so that people could browse. 

2. How and when did you realize your passion for photography? 

I believe that painting fed my soul in such a way that photography was just a matter of accepting the mechanical means and just being able to make art with a camera. 

This need to 'breathe' art, once it had abandoned the painting may have been a new dimension - photography. The perception that came from the need, I felt I could frame my painting there on a camera. 

3. What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers? 

Respecting people's dignity is something that cannot escape us. Because the matter is that we are here to serve others, this is the meaning of life, to serve and be happy. People can feel like amateurs or professionals this status has a certain complexity. I believe that both amateurs and professionals must have the passion and this will be the impetus. 

It is a love in photography that resides and that feels good. This is a good start. The record may arise from both seeing and looking because first is neurological while second is an intellectual issue, it is our perpetual capacity to feel. 

That is right. Photography is about seeing, looking, and feeling. If you miss 'seeing', the feeling will guide you. With respect to equipment, free your heart because most processes will not be in them. 

4. What are the important skills one should have to be a successful photographer? 

Dedication and exercise, always practice photography, criticism is always open, they are there to help us grow.

5. What are the various opportunities available for aspiring photographers?

There are many means that emerge as incentives, be it participation in contests, salons, fairs, biennials, as well as work covering events, editorials, articles, among others that the aspirants are present at. 

I am not a commercial photographer. Regardless of the areas of photography, The aspirant will find difficulties like any other. It is necessary to persist. 

6. Which is your favorite book and why? 

Could it be a library? It is so hard to pick one. " Liquid Times" by Zygmunt Bauman, "Freedom by Development" by Amartya Sen. " See is a whole: Interviews and Conversations 1951-1998"  by Henri Cartier -Bresson and The Holy  Bible.

- Edvaldo Medeiros, Photographer

- Interviewed by Shilpy Sharan

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