Julie Grahame

Hard at Work: Jason Gardner


© Jason Gardner

Viewing visual anthropologist Jason Gardner's photographs is an emotional experience. They transport the viewer to the intense Carnaval, in Brazil and elsewhere, and often portray the seriousness of its partying participants.

"A Flower in the Mouth" is Jason's extensive book which shows the culture, music and rituals of the Carnaval festival in Pernambuco, Brazil. We met to reconsider the photographs, with a view to a new edit and sequence for a specific portfolio review. And he got this snap of me hard at work...