Ademar Manarini
Valinhos, São Paulo, Brasil, 1920 - Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil, 1989

Ademar Manarini, was born in 1920, in Valinhos, where he lived until 1933, when he moved to São Paulo. Self-taught photographer, he enters to the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante in 1950, where he worked on four phases: portrait, social photograph (in which he photographed São Paulo and the city periphery), experimental (photograms) and, finally, geometric compositions. During this last period, he was invited to participate of in salon named “Ruptura de Arte Concreta”, together with painters and sculptors led by Waldemar Cordeiro. In 1954, he carried out his first individual exhibition in the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. He also participated of innumerable national and international salons.


Despite his rich activity in photography, Manarini was an industry owner in the fishing area and an orchidist. At the final phase of his life, he developed a photographic work of fishing and orchid documentation. He died in Campinas in 1989, and in the same year, named Honorary Member of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante.

His photographs are included in the collections of Instituto Cultural Itaú, TATE Modern of London, MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art