3 is 5
Dani Tranchesi developed 3 é 5 (3 is 5) just after the project Lindo Sonho Delirante (Lovely Sleepwalking Delirium) when she photographed São Paulo downtown, Ilha de Marajó and Belém, Pará. She developed its work with the curatorship and texts of Diógenes Moura – her plan was to travel around the country and carry out her second partnership with Moura, but the Covid-19 pandemic made the project unfeasible.
As street markets were one of the few places that did not stop working at that moment, combined with the photographer’s fascination with the subject, the book 3 é 5 project naturally imposed itself on her. Again in partnership with the writer and curator Diógenes Moura . “The street markets come from this record of determination, of migrants from all over Brazil who arrive to work in São Paulo. They have this happy atmosphere, despite the difficulties of the craft and the Covid-19 pandemic”, says Dani Tranchesi. In 95 images, 3 é 5 not only documents the assembly and disassembly of a street market (Dani and a small team recorded four fairs in São Paulo during 2020), its characters, vendors and customers, and the frenetic and chaotic movement . But, above all, it reveals its playful spectacle and highlights its workers (the fairground), giving them a name and surname. In addition to the photographs and texts, the book has a QR code that refers to the eponymous short film by Pedro Castelo Branco.