Roberto Tarallo tells the exciting and mestizo code of the wonderful city, Rio de Janeiro, modeling, building, assembling a pleasant, funny volume, with sociological, political, experimental elements, in order to absorb, transmit and share the beauty of Rio. Through his images, his texts and the authoritative contributions present in the book, Tarallo spreads the model, the code, the human map of the city. It tells about the energy, the colors, the smiles of the citizens, meeting the eyes of the Cariocas and their simple, straightforward, direct vitality.
“(…) Tarallo draws the path of a photograph marked by everyday life and freed from easy aesthetics and fashions. Vital and sincere, it captures the positive force, the energy and the dynamism of a variegated and mestizo humanity, not with artifice, but with spontaneity and interest for every woman or man met, even before with the look, than with the camera lens. Naturalistic and popular, Tarallo’s photography is a work that does not end in the pure document, but has an anthropological, almost cinematic value, in transforming faces and occasional situations into author’s images “. (Gian Alberto Farinella)
“When I saw Roberto Tarallo’s photos for the first time, I said to myself: ‘I would like to live in this city’. And only then did I realize that it was Rio, a city that I dress like my skin. It means that Roberto was able to show me a different city that existed before in his eyes and only he saw ”. (Ruy Castro)