bio

marlos bakker is from rio de Janeiro. he discovered photography while studying visual communication at the federal university of rio de janeiro and subsequently took further courses in photography, painting, drawing and  art history at the lorenzo de’ medici school in florence, and at ucla in los angeles. his projects, or ‘photographic safaris’, attempt to invade our remaining islands of privacy, as a way of discussing contemporary society. he was recently among the finalists of the conrado wessel prize (2014), the diário contémporâneo de fotografia prize (2014), the trasatlántica photoespaña aecid prize (2013), descubrimientos photoespaña (2013) and was also awarded a grant to take part in the fotofest 2014 biennial in houston. his essay what are fish dreaming about? was exhibited at the casa das américas, in madrid, as part of the official selection for photoespaña 2014.