Somos Brasil at the Brazilian Embassy, London

Somos Brasil by Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon’s latest exhibition, Somos Brasil: A Human Atlas of a Nation, profiles more than 100 amazing Brazilians.

The exhibition made its European debut during Photo London and is on at the Embassy of Brazil until June 7.

It profiles more than 100 Brazilians nominated for their commitment to their communities and social impact in all its forms.

The large-format photographs were taken during a 22,000km journey across Brazil.

Each portrait is accompanied by the sitter’s own ancestral DNA map and a personal sound scape accessed by an image-activated app.

The aim is to discover the greater truth behind our identities and roles in society.

A man on horseback, featured in Somos Brasil
João de Souza Lopes Filho © Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon

Lyon is an internationally-exhibited artist.

Public and private collections holding his work include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Arts Council Collection and the Smithsonian.

He has created extensive bodies of work on dance, disability and development.

The 21st century saw his work move beyond traditional forms as he began to incorporate sound and science into his practice.

Outside the art world, Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker.

He was a 2017 TED speaker and serves on the board of directors of Somerset House and Leaders’ Quest.

Lyon is currently building a new human atlas project on the city of Detroit, which will launch in 2020.

A young woman holds her child in Somos Brasil
Josicleide Nascimento de Oliveira © Marcus Lyon

Somos Brasil

The exhibition is free and open weekdays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.

Somos Brasil, Marcus Lyon, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London.

A man in traditional dress with bullets strapped to his chest stares into the camera as featured in Somos Brasil
José Maria Carvalho Ferreira © Marcus Lyon

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