The Galeria da Gávea presents “Rio seen from above” (O Rio Visto de Cima), an exhibition by Ricardo Azoury and Luca Atalla. In homage to Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition is made up exclusively of aerial photographs of the host city and its surroundings, taken from angles that are rarely used.
The black-and-white pictures were taken from helicopters – where they spent dozens of hours in flight to complete the project – using the latest equipment. The cameras used had a high ISO capacity (the sensitivity of the sensor to available light) which made it possible to work with faster shutter speeds.
The exhibit displays some never before seen shots of Rio’s famous postcards, like Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf, as well as unusual photos of impressive landscapes of the Fluminense topography, like the Piscinão de Ramos, the Restinga de Marambaia and Dedo de Deus (God’s Finger), in Teresópolis.