2022 — Amazon, Brasil
About this series
The Amazon is much more than a river: it is the visible face, infinitely rich in analogies, of the reality of things. When poetized, any environment loses its documentary sharpness and becomes a fantastic creation. Here the river is the only sensible form capable of embodying the somber and ironic essence of the universe. A beautiful imperfection.
Fordlândia was established by Henry Ford in the Amazon Rainforest in 1928 as a prefabricated industrial town intended to be inhabited by 10,000 people to secure a source of cultivated rubber for the automobile manufacturing operations of the Ford Motor Company. A creation meant to turn the jungle into a Midwestern American fantasy land: a perfect imperfection and a failure of the American Way of Life.
JM Ramírez-Suassi was born in Mallorca (Spain) and now lives and works in Madrid. His photographs, wich at first sight appears to fit seamlessly into the great nowhere, involve many visits to the same landscapes to observe the change year after year. His work occupies an ambiguous position somewhere between portraiture and social landscape. Has published the photobook One Eyed Ulysses and Fordlândia9.