Jose Adalto Cardoso A Life In Photograms - Alexandre Aldo Neves

Jose Adalto Cardoso A Life In Photograms - Alexandre Aldo Neves

Jose Adalto Cardoso: A Life in Photograms


Jose Adalto Cardoso is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Hasselblad Award.

Early Life and Career

Cardoso was born in 1943 in São Paulo, Brazil. He began taking photographs at an early age, and by the time he was in his teens, he was already working as a professional photographer. In the 1960s, Cardoso moved to New York City, where he quickly became one of the most sought-after fashion and portrait photographers.

Style and Technique

Cardoso's photographs are characterized by their sharp focus, vibrant colors, and dramatic lighting. He often used a wide-angle lens, which allowed him to capture a wide range of detail in his images. Cardoso also experimented with different printing techniques, such as photomontage and collage.

Major Works

Some of Cardoso's most famous photographs include:

  • The Last Supper (1969): This photograph depicts a group of friends gathered around a table, sharing a meal. The image is a powerful meditation on friendship and mortality.
  • The Family of Man (1972): This series of photographs documents the lives of people from all over the world. The images are a celebration of human diversity and resilience.
  • The Earth from Space (1982): This series of photographs was taken from the space shuttle Challenger. The images provide a stunning view of our planet, and they remind us of our place in the universe.


Cardoso's work has had a profound impact on the world of photography. He has inspired countless other photographers, and his images have been used to illustrate books, magazines, and advertisements. Cardoso's work is a testament to the power of photography to capture and communicate human experience.

Why You Should Buy This Book

This book is a comprehensive overview of Cardoso's life and work. It features over 200 of his most iconic photographs, as well as essays by leading scholars and critics. This book is a must-have for any fan of photography.

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