Avenida Paulista is perhaps the most renowned thoroughfare in São Paulo, Brazil. Initially home to wealthy coffee barons and later to multinational banks, the two-mile avenue has long been a symbol of Brazil’s economic prosperity. From the Museum of Art of São Paulo to the numerous antennae that crown building tops, Avenida Paulista's monuments have become a postcard for the city.
Despite being one of São Paulo’s most photographed landmarks, few photographers have trained their lense on the life of the iconic street. Avenida Paulista: Street Level attempts to look beyond the familiar structures of the avenue and explores the diversity and contrasts created by the hundreds of thousands of people that inhabit the street everyday.
This work was exhibited at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002.