Brasília and Ottawa: Exchanging glances reveal images of two cultures

Two capitals, two countries, two photographers

By Leila Monteiro Lins | Published 23/11/2017


Ottawa by Kazuo Okubo

Brasília and Ottawa are portrayed, respectively, by Canadian Daniel Stanford and Brazilian Kazuo Okubo in the exhibition Exchanging Glances: Images of two Cultures, which can be visited from November 21st to December 1st, in Ottawa.

Exchanging Glances is a Chamber of Commerce Brazil Canada (CCBC) initiative and aims to reveal, for Brazilians and Canadians, the similarities and differences that connect both countries, strengthening ties between them. The project is in its third edition and previously portrayed São Paulo-Montreal and Florianópolis-Vancouver.

“The choice of the two capitals for this edition has a very strong symbology, marking Canada’s 150th anniversary. With this homage, we reiterate the essence of the initiative that is promoting, through an artistic language, the friendship between Brazil and Canada,” said Paulo Perrotti, curator of the exhibition and president of CCBC.

Both professionals have visited the cities for the first time. The exhibition reveals their impressions on 32 selected pictures showing from monuments to urban scenary. The project was conceived and coordinated by CCBC, sponsored by Air Canada, CEOLab and the National Bank of Canada, and supported by the Canadian Consulate-General in São Paulo, the Brazilian Embassy in Canada and the law firm Perrotti e Barrueco Advogados.


Brasília by Daniel Stanford

About the photographers

Kazuo Okubo is a photographer and cultural producer. Born in Brasilia, he began his career assisting his father, Arlindo Okubo, in 1974; he has been photographing for publicity since 1989 and has been developing original work since 2003. In 2009, he pened the first art gallery dedicated exclusively to photography in the Brazilian Center-West, Casa da Luz Vermelha. Okubo have also participated in various exhibitions (individual and collective).

Daniel Stanford is recognized by the use of mixed media; he presents a unique vision combining photography and natural elements such as wood, gold, pigments and precious metals. With more than 20 years of experience in fashion and luxury, Stanford collaborated with famous photographers, creating iconic campaigns for Lancôme, Guess Jeans, Intimissimi Lingerie, Revlon and Victoria’s Secret. Born in Ottawa, he has held several exhibitions, both individual and collective.

About Chamber of Commerce Brazil Canada:

founded in Brazil in 1973, CCBC is an independent and non-profit organization. CCBC brings together Brazilian and Canadian companies operating in key economic sectors and aims to encourage, support and expand trade and investments between private companies in both countries, and to promote the cultural and technological exchanges.

Exhibition: Exchanging Glances – Images of Two Cultures – Brasília Ottawa
Date: November 21st to December 1st, 2017
On November 20, vernissage from 6h15 p.m. to 8h15 p.m.
Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m to 6 p.m
Venue: Constitution Square Tower II, lobby – 350 Albert Street, Ottawa
Free admission

Source: Chamber of Commerce Brazil Canada Media Relations

Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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