Helouise Costa is curator and professor at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) where she is in charge of researching and curating the museum’s collection with an emphasis on the relations between art and photography. The emergence and the development of modern photography in Brazil has been a major theme of her studies. She is coauthor of the books Modern Photography in Brazil (CosacNaify, 2004) and The origins of photojournalism in Brazil (Instituto Moreira Salles, 2012). She is currently engaged in the study of the history of photographic exhibitions held in Brazil from the 1940’s to 1980’s.