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About the photographer

              Photography has always been part of my life

My grandpa, Mr. Julio, was a very smart carpenter and used to transform ideas into reality. One day, back in the 50's in the heart of Brazil's countryside, he met a man who was a photographer. Mr. Julio then, fast learned that so interesting process of photographing and developing the images. He bought all he needed to built his own camera and darkroom, and for long years he worked as photographer, as well. This historic fact of mine might explain how photography has naturally become my art expression.

My name is Ana de Oliveira. I was born in 1970 in Brasilia, the young and sui generis capital of Brazil.

I may say I am a nomad in my heart, I have always loved to travel. New places and new vibes always bring me inspiration. In this virtual gallery I present you the world I have witnessed in my wanderings. Please, enjoy!

Photography studies

I started studying photography in 2005 in Sydney, Australia. That was the first time I experienced the process of developing an image in the darkroom. It was magic!

Black & White Studio Photography - Woolahra Community College, Sydney (Australia), 2005
Camera Craft I, II and III - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2006
Photographing your Artwork - School of Fine Arts, Sydney, 2008
Documentary Photography - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2009
Photojournalism - Escola Brasiliense de Fotografia, Brasília (Brazil), 2013
Specialization in Expography - Escola de Artes Par de Ideias, Brasília, 2014 
Photographic Workshop 'Underground Art Museum' - Santa Monica College, Los Angeles (EUA), 2017

Pet Photo - Instituto Peruano de Fotografia, Lima (Peru), 2023 

Street Photography - Instituto Peruano de Fotografia, Lima, 2023


'Brasília 50 years' Photographic Exhibition, along with photographer and friend Kenia Ribeiro

Cape Town (South Africa), 2010

Group Exhibition 'Pictures of Africa: beauties and convergences of a continent' - Pirenópolis (Brazil)

 October 11th - 31st, 2014

Group Exhibition 'Pictures of Africa' - ParkShopping Brasilia (Brazil)

 January 13th - February 08th, 2015

Group Exhibition 'Divino Feminino' - Los Angeles, California (USA)

 March 8th - April 8th, 2018


'Soccer without limits' Photographic Exhibition - Vinícius de Moraes Gallery, Los Angeles

 June 15th - July 15th, 2018

'Brazilian Hour 40 Years' Photographic Exhibition - Vinícius de Moraes Gallery, Los Angeles

 July 18th - August 10th, 2018

'Quem somos nós? - Retratos das Comunidades Brasileiras'- Vinícius de Moraes Gallery, Los Angeles

 September 26th - November 2nd, 2018

'Brazil Coffee Nation'- Vinícius de Moraes Gallery, Los Angeles, October 1st, 2018

'Portraits of Monica', along with artist and friend Sandra Zebi - Vinicius de Moraes Gallery, Los Angeles

 May 31st - August 02nd, 2019

Press Releases (in Portuguese):  Globo Internacional (min 11:28)

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