Renata Marquez and Wellington Cançado

Belo Horizonte (MG)

Atlas Ambulante

[Walking Atlas], 2011


This book gathers the stories of six craftsmen peddlers who practice their craft in the streets of Belo Horizonte: Antônio (vendor of biju rolled cookies), Osmar (knife sharpener), Robson (vendor of lollipops), Jefferson (vendor of cotton candy) and Agnaldo and Marlene (seat weavers). The graphic strategies used by Marquez and Cançado to portray these people include the cartographies, where they record the spatial logic of each occupation, the reproduction of images they capture every day, an inventory of their working tools and full-size product documentation.




photo: André Seiti

photos: André Seiti

Antônio – Biju seller

Marlene and Agnaldo – Seat weavers

Jefferson – Cotton candy seller

Osmar – Knifes sharpener

Robson – Lollipops seller

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about the authors

Renata has a master on geography and teaches art critical analysis at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). She was the curator of Museu de Arte da Pampulha, responsible for organizing the book collection of Projeto Arte Contemporânea. Wellington is architect and professor of design and architecture at UFMG. Together, they organized the books Espaços Colaterais, Atlas Ambulantes and Escavar o Futuro, among others. They are the editors of Piseagrama magazine.