June Canedo de Souza – Mara Kuya

June Canedo de Souza’s Mara Kuya tells the story of a family separated by citizenship status. Taken over the course of seven years between Brazil and South Carolina, Canedo’s photographs present a striking, yet tender look into her family’s life and experiences, while also considering the often overlooked emotional and psychological toll caused by migration and separation. Encased in a bright yellow cover, Canedo’s lush and colorful photographs are interwoven with her own short written reflections. The resulting narrative and sequence unfold with a poetic impressionism, offering a deeply personal and nuanced perspective of this global experience. Onabanjo comments, “Mara Kuya considers the depths of what an intimate story can convey to us over the course of a photobook, as disclosed from the specific position of a Brazilian American woman, artist, and photographer.”

Small Editions (self-published)
Brooklyn, 2020
Designed by Rin Kim

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FIRST PHOTOBOOK : 20 NOMINEES

PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR : 10 NOMINEES

PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR: 5 NOMINEES