Raul Zito

Brazilian photographer and painter Raul Zito was a guest of the Painted Desert Project August 4 – 11, 2017.  Before coming Zito and I talked a bit about the importance of using local, culturally sensitive imagery here on the reservation.  In light of his short stay this wasn’t possible and he opted to share Brazilian imagery.  While few people he encountered on the reservation were knowledgable about Brazil Zito was pleasantly surprised to learn from a local family who follow bull riding that the top two ranked bull riders on the Professional Bull Riders Association tour currently are Brazilian – Kaique Pacheco and Eduardo Aparecido.  Three of the top 10 bull riders in the world are Brazilian.  As Zito said “Brazil is now known for more than samba, sex + soccer!”


Collaboration with Jerrel Singer, downtown Flagstaff.  The dope thing about this installation is that the guy follows you 180 degrees as you walk past him.



At the Crossroads old trading post

Indigenous woman of the Amazon smoking a traditional pipe, Black Mesa Junction


At the Hive, Phoenix

  8 comments for “Raul Zito

  1. Roy E. Burgess
    August 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Good post and great photos.


    • jetsonorama
      August 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      thank you roy!


  2. August 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    very cool, thank you for sharing. This project is incredible.


    • jetsonorama
      August 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      thanks so much man + thanks for the follow!


  3. August 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I don’t see a share button for me to post it on my Facebook account.


    • jetsonorama
      August 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      that’s odd. you can always copy the url. thanks for sharing!


  4. Roger
    August 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Magical stuff, great collaboration, love the work. Thank you both, hope to get to see it.


    • jetsonorama
      August 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      thank you for the ongoing support roger!


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