By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 20th, the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS-RJ) opened the photography exhibition, Modernidades: fotografia brasileira 1940-1964 (Modernities: Brazilian Photography 1940-1964). Curated by Ludger Derenthal, the exhibition features more than 160 images taken by four major Brazilian photographers during a time of rapid transformation and a modernization period for the country.

Works included in the exhibition were taken by photojournalist José Medeiros, abstractionist Thomaz Farkas, industrial photographer Hans Gunter Flieg, and modernist Marcel Gautherot.

The images range from scenes of everyday life to modern architecture and the industrialization . . .

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