BRASÍLIA 50 ANOS | LIFE FILE :: PRESIDENT KUBITSCHEK OUTSIDE THE PALÁCIO DO PLANALTO by DMITRI KESSEL

I really like this particular photograph of the Palácio do Planalto by Dmitri Kessel.

In the shot, we see former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek (1902 – 1976), second from right in the gray suite, walking with others in front of the palace’s plaza “as he tours the recently completed capital city of Brasilia, Brazil (Brasil).”

The photo was taken on 1 January 1961. I especially like the fact that this photograph is of Brasília’s visionary, Kubitschek, and I also like the splayed legs of his entourage — their walking motion seems to echo Oscar Niemeyer’s elegant architecture.

President JK on the cover of Time, 13 February 1956

TIME | BRAZIL: The Man from Minas

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