Vincent Rosenblatt, a Parisian, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When a student of History, between 1989 and 1997 Vincent traveled to Poland on several occasions, and developed his interest in Photography and get his first assignments for the Press.
He returned to Paris to study at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts (ENSBA) in the Atelier of Lesly Hamilton where he graduated in 2001. In 2000 on a Colin-Lefranc exchange scholarship he discovered Brazil for the first time.
He moved to Rio de Janeiro and in 2002 set up a photography workshop called Olhares do Morro on the hills of Santa Marta favela, providing a place where local youth could find their own expression and study photography. Some have grown into extremely talented and successful photographers.
The international press has regularly singled out their portfolios due to their immediacy and authenticity.
Since becoming an association, Olhares do Morro has exhibited at the Unesco headquarters in Paris (2004), Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, Art Basel Miami Beach as art institution (2005), and in Stockholm (2006) and Brasilia (2007). The project ended in 2008.
Whilst working as a photojournalist, Vincent has documented the underground scene of Bailes Funk and urban fringe culture in Brazil.
Recently he exhibited at the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie) in Paris, at the MAR (Museu of Arte do Rio), at the CACP - Vila Pérochon in Niort, at the CAHO (Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica) and at the Cidade Matarazzo ("Made by / Feito por Brasileiros"exhibit) in São Paulo & at the SESC in Rio de Janeiro & at BLAM Projects in NYC .
His work was published by the New York Times (Lens), National Geographic, Le Monde, Gente di Fotografia, Gup, Libération, Courrier International, Dagens Næringsliv, Der Spiegel, SZ, Repubblica Delle Donne, Geo Ado, Afisha-Mir, among many others.
For inquiries concerning commissioned work or purchasing a printed work, please write to Vincent through the contact form .
Curators, collectors, art buyers, writers & journalists visiting Rio de Janeiro are welcome to visit his space.