Pierre Verger Gallery
Novelist Jorge Amado, artist Carybé and photographer Pierre Verger formed a formidable triumvirate of outstanding talent and artistic output in Bahia from the 1950´s until their passing. All were great friends, and each in his own genre and style documented daily life in Salvador and Bahia, focusing on the wide palette of styles.
Porto da Barra beach, Santa Maria Fort is home to a permanent interactive digital exhibition highlighting the iconic photographs of Pierre Verger, a French ethnologist, deeply inspired and trusted by Candomblé religious leaders, allowing him unparalleled access to sacred rituals. Like his two friends Amado and Carybé, he also documented daily life in Salvador, markets and street scenes, his iconic black and white photos testament to the city´s cultural wealth. This cultural space also exhibits works by other leading local photographers.
Each evening the works of Carybé and Verger are projected on the façades of their respective museums at 18:30 and 19:00, on days that the museums are open to the public.