April 2, 2014 | Queens College
–Exhibit of Award-Winning Photos Also Sponsored by Queens College’s “Year of Brazil”–
FLUSHING, NY, March 31, 2014 — Photographs of Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia by architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos will be on exhibit at Banco do Brasil, 11 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, from April 3-25.
Entitled “Brazil: Night & Day – Photographs by Andrew Prokos,” the exhibition will include photographs from Prokos’s award-winning series “Niemeyer’s Brasilia,” which captures the surreal modernist architecture of Oscar Niemeyer in the Brazilian capital. The exhibition will also include a selection of panoramic cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro at night, landscapes from its famous botanical gardens, and Rio street scenes.
“I am truly honored to be exhibiting my work at Banco do Brasil New York, and doubly so because the space is normally reserved for Brazilian artists only,” says Prokos. “I want to show a side of Brazil that is not often seen outside of the country, and I am excited to be able to do that with the support of Queens College’s Year of Brazil program and Banco do Brasil.”
“Queens College is thrilled to play a role in bringing these stunning photographs to a wider public,” says Eva Fernandez, Assistant Vice Provost of Queens College of the City University of New York. “The photos also offer a unique opportunity to meet an important objective of our Year of Brazil: to foster a dialogue between students and faculty from Brazil and the United States.”
About the Photographer: Andrew Prokos is an architectural and fine art photographer based in New York City. His photographs have been widely published and are included in numerous art collections across the U.S., including Cisco Systems, Moody’s Corporation, K2 Advisors, Hilton Hotels, KPMG, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Honors for his work include the International Photography Awards (Lucies), the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), the Epson International Pano Awards, and numerous others. To view the work of Andrew Prokos, please visit: http://andrewprokos.com .
About the Year of Brazil: Located in Queens, America’s most diverse county, and committed to providing students with a global education, Queens College offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation each year. The Year of Brazil (2013-2014) encompasses a wide range of events, from student-sponsored activities on culture, sports, and daily life, to exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. The year also features student and faculty exchanges, academic offerings, and programs of distinction by members of the Brazilian community who are making world-class contributions. For more information about the Year of Brazil at Queens College visit http://brazil.qc.cuny.edu.
Andrew Prokos Photography
Contact: Andrew Prokos 212-662-7622