Children of God
We are Children of God, no matter our nationality, race, religion, beauty, eye color, or earned wrinkles. We are Children of God, regardless of sex, socioeconomics, profession, or stature. We are Children of God no matter our age, tastes, cultures, sexual orientation or lifestyle. We are all Children of God with joys, sorrows, achievements, and tears …thoughts, wishes and desires.
The most important aspect of my work is to feel the people I’m capturing through my lenses and illustrate their individual human interest stories. I see every detail about this as part of creation. I see people as they are and not as society dictates they should be, not just as people, but as true Children of God. I feel and …in a fraction of a second what I really desire is to eternalize the stories of each of these Children of God, regardless of their beliefs, cultures, races and religions.
Author: Daniel Taveira was born in Tocantinópolis, Tocantins, Brazil. In 2010, after putting aside his Masters Degree in Finances from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Taveira moved to Mexico, where he met renowned photographer Nadine Markova and became her disciple. Studying under Markova, Taveira began to pursue the “decisive instant,” which meant his lenses would capture the uniqueness of everyday moments through light, colors, forms, expressions and emotions. Taveira’s portraits are lavish depictions of humanity's diversity, his landscape and urban photographs are pristine in technique, abundant, full of colors and shapes.
EXHIBITIONS: Veracruz Cultural and Social Center, Mexico City, MEXICO 2014; House of Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, USA 2016; Art Sacred Museum of Queretaro, MEXICO 2016; Art Sacred Museum of São Paulo, BRAZIL 2017; Art Sacred Museum of Campinas, São Paulo, BRAZIL 2017; ArtBrazil 2016 and 2017, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, USA, among other international art centers. Taveira was invited as a special guest to give a talk on Contemporary Art in Photography and show his work at Spectrum Miami Art Show during the Miami Art Basel, USA 2017; Diversity Museum of São Paulo, BRAZIL 2018; Art & Design Gallery, Miami, USA 2018; History and Folklore Museum of Olympia, São Paulo, BRAZIL 2018; Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, INDIA 2018; Concrete Space Gallery, Miami, USA 2018; Coffee Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL 2017 and 2018; Cultural Foundation of Palmas, Tocantins, BRAZIL 2017 and 2018; Mexico National Institute of Anthropology and History, International Airport of Mexico City, Terminal II, MEXICO 2018.