November 11th 2021 – June 26th 2022

Victor Moriyama

“Dreaming The Forest”

As part of Culturescapes 2021 Amazonas BRASILEA presents the photo exhibition “Dreaming the Forest”  with selected images by the award-winning Brazilian photojournalist Victor Moriyama.


The exhibition will envelop in 5 chapters, allowing the viewers to follow the ways in which once rich and vibrant rainforest, inhabited and supported by its people, is being destroyed by fires that “clean” the land for cattle, illegal logging, and soya cultivation that exhausts once rich soil. What is left when farmers and the loggers leave, is an empty desert.


A curated selection of several dozens of Moriyama’s photos will be complemented with video works, an immersive audio installation, and a specially commissioned video interview with the photographer. The exhibition was curated by Kateryna Botanova.


Photojournalist Victor Moriyama will be present at the vernissage on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7 pm. On Sunday, November 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we invite you to an exchange between Moriyama and the Basel photojournalist Roland Schmid. Both guests talk about photojournalism and activism, but also about the role aesthetics play in raising public awareness.

The artist talk will be in English. It is possible to ask questions in German or in Portuguese.


Photo exhibition “Dreaming The Forest” – Victor Moriyama
Vernissage: Thursday, November 11th from 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, November 14th from 5pm to 6pm
BRASILEA Foundation, Westquaistrasse 39, 4057 Basel


Registration required for both events:


Further information:

The Brasilea Foundation is pleased to invite you and your friends

for the opening of the exhibition:


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th 2021, 19:00

Victor Moriyama und curator Kateryna Botanova will be present.