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Part of an ongoing project documenting Brazil in general, and the works of architect Oscar Niemeyer in particular.
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Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia - New Photography by Andrew Prokos
Oscar Niemeyer is Brazil's most prolific architect, and his iconic buildings have shaped the nation's capital. Brasilia is a modernist paradise and seems to be frozen in time, circa 1960. No where else in the world has one man been given so much license to shape a city, and no where else has a city adhered to one man's vision so determinedly. The wonderful geometries of Niemeyer's work are like a playground for an architectural photographer. I found his buildings to be especially powerful at night, when their forms become even more reductive.

Andrew Prokos