Ju Bezerra de Mello bio
Ju Bezerra de Mello is Brazilian and graduated in Social Communication. She has won awards and participated in several film festivals with her short documentary Vanja, mulher Rendeira. She worked as a video editor alongside Alex Topini, in particular on the Piratão project of the art collective Filé de Peixe, as well as for multimedia artist Anna Bella Geiger. Ju began experimenting with photography during her university years and decided to dedicate herself fully to this medium. In 2011, she left Brazil and began in 2012 a Bachelor in Fine Arts Photography in Lyon. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Aliance Française of the city as well as in the Mayor of the 2nd arrondissement and Le Bleu du Ciel gallery (Lyon).
She's member of Studio Lux collaborative studio and lab in Lyon. 

Her personal research is primarily guided by her feelings and emotions where the body, the skin, the performance and the « image performée » are at the center of her approach. Alongside her personnal artistic process she explores the creative possibilities of the medium favoring a multidisciplinary approach and sees the practice of photography as a ' way of life or art where [ her ] mind [ can ] speak in unfettered freedom " paraphrasing James Joyce's definition of writing.. 
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