Collection Online
type C photograph
100.0 × 80.0 cm
ed. 3/5
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bowness Family Fund for Contemporary Photography, 2016
� Edson Chagas. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town
Gallery location
Not on display
The images in this series by Edson Chagas are photographed in the style of passport photographs; the series title, Tipo Passe, is Portuguese for passport. Chagas has used this format, perhaps the most common form of photography, and transformed it into large-scale portraits. A globally recognised form of identification and the fundamental document to enable migration and movement across borders, the passport photograph has an increased significance in the twenty- first century as refugees move across borders in numbers that have not been seen for decades.