Ricardo Rangel | Our Nightly Bread

SOLO SHOWS

† 11 June 2009

2003
Photographs by Ricardo Rangel, University Gallery, Bayreuth, Germany

2001
African photography encounters, retrospective, Bamako, Mali
L’anima del Moçambico, Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Rocca de Umbertine, Italy

1998
Ricardo Rangel, Bilbao, Spain
Ricardo Rangel Fotografias, Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal, Lisbonne, Portugal

1992
Ricardo Rangel, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

1988
Photographs by Ricardo Rangel, Harare, Zimbabwe

1986
Storie di mozambicani nell’epoca del colonialismo, Galleria del Centro Culturale San Federie, Milan, Italy

1984
A terra e os homens, Basel, Switzerland

1983
A terra e os homens, Bild Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
A terra e os homens, Berlin, Germany
1960-75 Pão nosso de cada noite e outras, Nucleo de Arte, Maputo, Mozambique

GROUP SHOWS

2014
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Afronova, Somerset House, London, UK

2012 – 2013
The progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA

2008
Photographs by Ricardo Rangel and Mauro Pinto, two men show, Afronova, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004
Saudades of hopes, St-Benoît, Reunion Island

2003
Group show, Rauten-Strauch Museum, Köln, Germany
Parures, Musée Dapper, Paris, France
African photography encounters, Bamako, Mali

2002
Photographs, itinerant group show, Bienne, Lugano, Basel, Switzerland
Illuminado Vidas, itinerant group show, Switzerland, Portugal, South Africa

2001
The short century, itinerant group show, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, Haus der Kulturen der welt, Berlin, Germany, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, PS-1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Saba saba, Centro per l’arte contempornea, Verona, Italy
Regional exhibition of photography, National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

2000
Africa Inside: Photography from Africa, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2000, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Holland

1999
Artes e outras plasticidades, Instituto Camões, Lisbonne, Portugal
Paradise/Hell, Bild Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Afrique(s), Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

1998
Revue Noire Eye Africa, itinerant group show, France, South Africa, Brazil, China
L’Afrique par elle-même, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

1997
Olhares cruzados, Musée-Galerie de la Seita, Paris, France

1996
In/sight, African photographers, 1940 to the present, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
African Photography Encounters, Bamako, Mali
Regards croisés, CCF Charles Baudelaire, Redhill, Mauritius

1994
First African Photography Encounters, Bamako, Mali

1991
Alle Americhe e ritorno, Fourth International Biennale of Photography, Turin, Italy

1990
Karingana wa karingana, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna, Italy

THE PROGRESS OF LOVE
English
Published by Yale University Press
February 2013

A USEFUL DREAM
English
Published by Silvana Editoriale
October 2010

REPLICA E REBELDIA / REPLICA AND REBELLION
English
Published by Instituto Camões
2006
RICARDO RANGEL
Ferro em brasa/ Fer rouge/ Glowing iron

48 mn, color
Portuguese subtitled in English and French
Produced by LX Filmes
2006
PÃO NOSSO DE CADA NOITE, OUR NIGHTLY BREAD
English and Portuguese
Published by Marimbique
2004
ILLUMINANDO VIDAS
French and German
Published by Christoph Merian Verlag
2002
THE SHORT CENTURY
English
Published by Prestel
2001
AFRICA INSIDE
Dutch, English and French
Published by Idea Books
2000
ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AND INDIAN OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
English (also exists in French and Portuguese)
Published by Revue Noire
1999

IN/SIGHT
English
Published by Guggenheim Museum
1996

With Euro-Afro-Asian roots, Ricardo Achiles Rangel was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, in 1924. He died in 2009.

Rebel and sensitive, with a willing strength that bordered on stubornness, he managed, as a teenager, to enter in a photographic laboratory as a dark room assistant, he was later promoted to printer and eventually as the first non-white photo-reporter in the early 50’s.

Rangel documented watershed moments in Mozambique’s troubled history under colonial rule, the lenghty liberation war, until the independance in 1975. He thereafter declined to be an official artist for the revolutionary government and focused on his photographic work as he assumed the direction of the Centre of Photographic Formation in Maputo.

His work is documented in numerous publications and has been exhibited around the world. The series “Our nightly bread” on Maputo’s prostitutes, spanning 20 years, is regarded as a masterpiece of African photography.