Flávio Cannalonga

Filhos do Reino

São Paulo, Brazil

Flávio Cannalonga (1953 - 2007) was a Brazilian photographer of national and international renown. In 1977, he started working as a photojournalist for the country’s main newspapers and magazines before continuing as a freelancer in 1992. After winning several national and international awards, in 2004, he was invited by Elliott Erwitt to participate in the annual meeting of the legendary Magnum Photos agency in New York, where he was one of the finalists.

His work spans a wide range of topics. From religious festivals and rituals in Brazil to native communities in Latin America, passing by childhood and peasant movements, he always documented his surroundings from a humanistic point of view.

His work gained the admiration of distinguished peers such as Cristina Garcia Rodero and Christian Caujolle but his premature death at the age of 54 prevented him from publicly sharing the results of his efforts as a documentary photographer.

Today, Flavio is represented by his son Francisco.

Contact: @flavio.cannalonga | franciscocannalonga@gmail.com

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Flávio Cannalonga’s deeply absorbing, monochrome images distill the unique essence of his homeland. Though not a household name, he was one of the most discerning photographers of his time, a profoundly perceptive humanist, who captured his compatriots with honesty, sensitivity and skill.