Mário Cravo Neto, a world renowned sculptor and photographer, developed this photo essay to pay tribute to the city of Salvador, where he was born in 1947. A Cidade da Bahia was published in 1984, with bilingual text (Portuguese / English).
True snapshots of people, the geography and modern and colonial architecture of the Bahia capital, his portraits seek to integrate the physical and human landscapes. In this way, they promote an in-depth recreation of Bahia’s “beautiful, dramatic and secret” universe.
A Cidade da Bahia includes the notes and comments of the painters Carybé and Mário Cravo (the photographer’s father). Jorge Amado also participates in the work with Canto de Amor à Bahia (“Love Song to Bahia"), the introductory essay that establishes a poetic dialogue with the photos.