Juliana Nakatani, Brazilian, was born in France and grew up between Brazil and Germany. Graduated in Literature, she started her journey in photography in 2009, taking courses in Salvador, at Instituto Casa da Photographia and Labfoto, doing workshops with renowned photographers, among them, Walter Firmo and Iatã Cannabrava and participating on the GRIP - Reception Research Group , Analysis and Criticism of the Photographic Image. At the same time, she started doing some essays following a documentary and authorial line. And most recently, she acted as a Photography teacher in French Guiana in partnership with the Manifact.
Whether discovering the black-and-white development, carried out by my parents in the small Parisian bathroom from the apartment we lived in, or visiting museums, photographic exhibitions and galleries in Berlin, photography has always been an object of deep interest for me. However, it was only when I started the work of building a catamaran sailboat that I also started a phase of studying and learning photography. Currently, with 12 years of photography, I am living aboard the boat that I built and documenting my trip, using photography as a way to better engage with the places where I have been.
Exhibits / Exposições
2012, “Gambiarra” (Campina Grande, Brazil)
2017, “Inter-estado”, I Festival de Fotografia do Sertão (Feira de Santana, Brazil).
2014, “Inter-estado”, public screening “Confluência” (Petrolina,Brazil)
2013, “Inter-estado”, public screening #MESA7 (Recife,Brazil)
2012, “Ebó e Submutaçã”, public screening #MESA7 (Recife,Brazil)
2011, public screening “Olhos da Rua”, with the themes
Yemanjá, Carnival, Salvador, Faith, Body, Night, Light e Portrait (Salvador, Brazil)
2010, IV Salão de Fotografia do Mar, category sub-aquatic (Salvador, Brazil)
2010, “Brasil Afro”, Fundec, (Votorantim, Brazil)
2010, Salão Regional de Artes Visuais de Vitória da Conquista (Bahia, Brazil)
2010, Salão Regional de Artes Visuais de Jequié (Bahia, Brazil)
2010, Salão Regional de Artes Visuais de Feira de Santana (Bahia, Brazil)
2009, III Salão de Fotografia do Mar (Salvador, Brazil)
2010, Award winner, IV Salão de Fotografia do Mar, category sub-aquatic (Salvador, Brazil)
2010, nominated for Leica Consigo Award.