About the Book
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Luiz Bicalho is an artist whose work consists of portraits that account the emotional restraint, personal longings, and labor force of individuals along with archived mementos made using old photographic processes. His most recent project portrays the effects of the harsh labor done by nurses and scientists amid the public health crisis faced in 2021 and 2022. The work contains single portraits of healthcare workers standing, facing the camera against a minimal background. The photographs are displayed with photograms that show the tools and molecular analysis of bacteria that frame the steps of their routine. The work has been self-published as an artist book and displayed in a Lenscratch group exhibition. He earned his BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is currently based in Worcester, Massachusetts.