10 Jan, 2023
Started in 2017, “Beach Epiphany” is an ongoing investigation into the existing relations between bodies, identity, and culture in Miami Beach, an environment in which interactions flow more spontaneously and are stimulated by a certain idiosyncratic component. In an environment where social barriers are less evident, the spatial amplitude composed of sand and sea, shelters everyone and accepts the imponderable and the contradictory equally. From unusual to trivial moments, being under the sun and facing the sea, usually in bathing suits, while exposing many of the characteristics of each person, softens differences and social hierarchies. This chronicle of everyday life that passes through leisure, humor, consumption, artificiality, seems to reveal in a more sincere way some intrinsic aspects of human nature. In this sense, the term "epiphany" seems appropriate for the deep sense of fulfilment and synchronicity that exists between the essence of the place and ourselves.
Rodrigo Koraicho (b.1985, São Paulo, Brazil) graduated in Social Communication from the University of Fine Arts in São Paulo, and holds a master's degree in Aesthetics and Art History from the University of São Paulo. He started his path in photography in 2004, creating personal essays and working in different fields of photography. His projects explore many aspects of society as a whole and social issues seeking to challenge the distinction between visual narratives, authorship and documentary potential in photography. Koraicho is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, installations, video, poetry, sound and objects. His work is part of private and institutional collections in Brazil. He held solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as Museum Afro Brazil, Unibes Cultural, DOC gallery, among others. He participated in festivals and congresses such as the X International Congress of Aesthetics and Art History (2016) and the Mostra São Paulo de Fotografia (2019). In 2020 he was awarded a bronze medal by the Prix de la Photographie - Paris (PX3), was awarded the TCU Cultural Center prize (solo exhibition), had an honorable mention at the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), was one of the selected artists of the "Ain't Bad" issue 15. In 2021 he had 3 projects awarded in the same edition of the Moscow International Photo Awards (MIFA) and was shortlisted in the IMA – next "COVID" judged by Martin Parr. Recent projects include the publication of the book of his project "Ô Culpa" for the collaborative and social project "Quarentena Books" and the solo multimedia exhibition "Ô Culpa" at Centro Cultural TCU – Brasília / Brazil.