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Picturing Mato Grosso, 1967-69: Expeditionary Science and Salvage Fieldwork

 

Researcher: Catarina Fontoura
Project title: Picturing Mato Grosso, 1967-69: Expeditionary Science and Salvage Fieldwork
Start date: April 2015
Supervisors: Luciana Martins (Birkbeck) and Keith Moore (The Royal Society)
Image credits: © Iain Bishop/Royal Society

This project will provide scholarly research on the role of photography within the twentieth-century exploration of Brazil. Focusing on the untapped records of the joint Royal Society/Royal Geographical Society Expedition to North-Eastern Mato Grosso, Brazil (1967-1969), the project explores the relationship between the photographic camera and the 'salvage paradigm' in geography and other field sciences. It will contribute significantly to current research on the cultures of scientific fieldwork and the visual culture of expeditionary science in the twentieth century, as well as to the strategic objectives of both institutions in the wider context of contemporary scientific collaboration between the UK and Brazil.