On Biology: Eduardo Dias
To continue our conversation about the intersection of art and biology, today we bring the work of Eduardo Dias.
Eduardo is currently a biologist and works at University Presbiteriana Mackenzie as a Laboratory Technician at the Biosciences Research Center. His performance takes him to the Pantanal, to the Cerrado, to Poconé, Foz do Iguaçu, among many other destinations and photography ends up being an important part of these routes. He uses it as a tool to shape his imagination, but also, as a means of creating a didactic repertoire, where his knowledge of biology meets art.
Its objective is to show beauty through specific images that exalt the organic structures of each landscape, animal or species. For him, this union between art and biology is a way of alerting us about the environment we inhabit, and everything that surrounds us.
Eduardo asks: how can anyone think about preserving the Amazon if the forest is a distant, mythical-like place? Photography can then serve as that bridge, which brings together such opposite realities, like urban life in cities and wildlife in forests. The images captured have the power to create familiarity with different universes and we realize that both in São Paulo, and in the waters of the Cuiabá river in Mato Grosso, we are all living beings, coexisting in spaces entirely dependent on Nature.
Eduardo's photography shows the possibility of generating empathy and increasing awareness around environmental preservation.