Glittering glory. Radical body observations. Majestic waterfalls.
Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Fernanda Liberti is a photographer and videomaker from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. While adding a master studies in photography at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London to her already impressive CV, she is constantly working on artistic and commercial projects between The Thames and the Amazon.
From the forests and waterfalls to human bodies and parties: her work is an attempt to understand our relationship to the ever-shifting environments in which we live. With a focus on exploring post-colonial roles and experiences of people of colour, women and LGBTQ+ people in the twenty-first century.
2021 Royal College of Art - Work in Process show Online exhibition, January 2021
2020 36th Annual Open Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries, December 2020
2020 Curando Online exhibition, December 2020
2020 Sp-Arte, 2020Foto viewing room, November 2020
Her work has been part of exhibitions in Berlin, Istambul, Oslo, London, New York, Rome, Bogotá, São Paulo and Rio
2021 appointed by I-D magazine as one of the Brazilian photographers to follow
2017 featured in the book Best of Photography
Name something you love, and why.
I love food, because it’s a beautiful way to demonstrate affection and to connect people. I love cooking and experimenting new things, specially for other people. Food talks culture, heritage and regionality. I also food found to be a great conversation starter with most people, specially when you are abroad.
Which professional success meant the most to you?
After carrying all of my functions alone for many years, it meant so much when I first got signed to an agency and had other people help me build my work and brand.
Could you eat pancakes for a whole week?
If I could add different toppings, maybe?
Analog or Digital?
Where do you go when you want to be with you?
A question that moves you right now
What can I do with my work to benefit others and improve the way they see themselves?
Unlike painting and drawing, photography always has a glimpse of reality (even if it’s a constructed one). With photography you can freeze time for a split second, and keep that moment forever. Photographs can be proofs.
What was the weirdest encounter, the craziest adventure or the most beautiful moment you experienced on a shoot?
For me the most beautiful moment I experienced on a shoot was photographing for Marie Claire last year, featuring three beautiful naked big models I love and admire: Fluvia Lacerda, Rita Carreira and Taiany Borges. As a fat woman myself, having the opportunity to break standards and show beauty in all sizes was a very emotional and important experience, not only for me but I believe for all of those involved.
What is more important to you: Form or content?
Both are important equally for me.
What part of the human face is your favorite?
Where does your inspiration live?
Inside of me and in nature. There is no biggest artist than Mother Earth.
What would you do if you weren't afraid?
I don’t let fear stop me doing anything. I might do it with fear, but I do it anyway.