Valdir Cruz

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  • "Gypsy Woman"
    Photograhy
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    1991

  • "Hands"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    2003

  • "Trindade Soares dos Santos"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    2003

  • "Alípio Matías"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    2003

  • "São Francisco Waterfalls III"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    128 X 100 cm
    2011

  • "Curucaca Waterfall I"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    2002

  • "São Gerônimo Waterfall"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    128 X 100 cm
    2005

  • "Landscape With White Horse"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    1988

  • "Lanscape With Chapel"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    2003

  • "Landscape With Trees and Lake"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    2002

  • "Landscape With Lily-Pond"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    2011

  • "Tropeada V"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    1990

  • "Potato Picker"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    100 X 66 cm
    1990

  • "Tropeada III"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    1990

  • "Horse Saddled With Lace on Goals"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    100 X 66 cm
    1989

  • "Tropeada II"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 100 cm
    1990

  • "Potato Pickers - Girl"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    100 X 66 cm
    1990

  • "Pau-ferro"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    100 X 128 cm
    2010

  • "Figueira-brava"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 76 cm
    2010

  • "Pau-mulato"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    128 X 100 cm
    2010

  • "Gameleira-brava"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    128 X 100 cm
    2010

  • "Iguaçu Waterfalls XI"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 76 cm
    2002

  • "São Gerônimo Waterfall II"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    128 X 100 cm
    2005

  • "São João Waterfall I"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 76 cm
    2002

  • "Abarrancamento II Waterfall"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 76 cm
    2005

  • "Iguaçu Waterfalls V"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 96 cm
    2002

  • "Iguaçu Waterfalls X"
    Photography
    Edition de 25
    76 X 96 cm
    2002

  • "Landscape at the Wellspring of the Bonito River"
    Photography
    Edition of 15
    100 X 128 cm
    2009

  • "Amor Waterfall"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    76 X 96 cm
    2009

  • "Encounter of Exus"
    Photography
    Edition of 25
    96 X 76 cm
    2008

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Born in Guarapuava, Brazil, 1954. 
Lives and Works in New York, USA.

Although Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz has lived in the United States for more than twenty five years, much of his work in photography has focused on the people, architecture and landscape of Brazil. From 1994/2000 he photographed FACES OF THE RAINFOREST, a project documenting the life of indigenous people in the Brazilian Rainforest, for which he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996. His publications include CATEDRAL BASILICA DE NOSSA SENHORA DA LUZ DOS PINHAIS (New York: Brave Wolf Publishing, 1996); FACES OF THE RAINFOREST (New York : Throckmorton Fine Art, 1997); Patrick Tierney’s acclaimed DARKNESS IN EL DORADO (New York: W.W. Norton, 2000); FACES OF THE RAINFOREST – THE YANOMAMI (New York: powerHouse, 2002); with the support of a publication subvention awarded by the Guggenheim Foundation in 2000,  FACES DA FLORESTA – OS YANOMAMI ( São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2004); CARNAVAL, SALVADOR – BAHIA – 1995/2005 (New York: Throckmorton Fine Art, 2005); and O CAMINHO DAS ÁGUAS, (São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2007) with a sponsorship by the Stickel Foundation. 

Cruz is represented in the permanent collections of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., among others. Recent book projects include; PAU-BONITO - a environmental study of trees within the São Paulo State’s  landscape – sponsored by the São Paulo State and to be published in March/2010 by Imprensa Oficial  with an exhibition at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and BONITO – a body of work developed in the past 3 years in  Mato Grosso do Sul State, about the municipality of Bonito and it’s crystal clear water’s formation, caves and landscape – sponsored by BNP Paribas and  to be published in November/2010.  Cruz shares time between his studios in New York City and São Paulo.