Pedrita Junckes is a Brazilian photographer and visual artist based in São Paulo. She has been working in the field of photography since the early 2000s, and her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications around the world.
Junckes’ work focuses on themes of identity, memory, and place. She often uses her own family as a source of inspiration, exploring the relationship between personal history and collective memory. Her photographs are characterized by a strong sense of nostalgia, as she seeks to capture moments that evoke a sense of longing for the past.
Junckes’ work has been exhibited at galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, and The International Center for Photography in New York City. Her photographs have also been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Vogue Brazil, and Harper’s Bazaar.
In addition to her photographic practice, Junckes is also an active member of the Brazilian art community. She is a founding member of Fotoativa – an organization dedicated to promoting photography as an art form – and she regularly participates in workshops and lectures on photography throughout Brazil.
Junckes’ work has earned her numerous awards over the years, including first prize at the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2014 and 2016. In 2017 she was named one of “30 Under 30” photographers by Forbes Magazine Brazil.
Today Junckes continues to explore themes of identity and memory through her photography while also teaching workshops on photography throughout Brazil.