jeanne detallante // vogue italia // may 2005
Franz Jozef Kline, Black Angle with Yellow (Oil and paper collage laid on canvas), 1959.
In the Deepest Embrace of the Night, Ricardo Rangel, 1970, from the series Our Nightly Bread
Photojournalist Ricardo Rangel (February 15, 1924 - June 11, 2009) used his pictures to shine a light on the cruelty and inhumanity of colonialism. In fact, many of Rangel’s photographs were banned until Mozambique’s independence in 1975.
Rangel’s famous series, Our Nightly Bread, is a photographic essay that focuses on the Rua Araújo, the red light district of Maputo, in the 1960s and early 1970s.
At the photographer’s funeral, Prime Minister Luisa Diogo praised him, noting that he had left “an indelible mark on the history of Mozambique.” His career spanned 60 years.