Forbidden Lives


Softcover – 48 pp
20 cm x 20 cm
Albumen Publishing
ISBN  978-1-9996697-3-7

Albumen Gallery is an online gallery highlighting work from emerging photographers as well as collectable photographs.


In 1978 Brazilian photographer Rosa Gauditano was commissioned by the magazine Veja to contribute photos for a feature article about the lesbian community in Sao Paulo.
Brazil in the 70s was still a country under military dictatorship and homosexuality was a taboo subject in Brazilian society and the national media.
The article was never published. In 2018 – nearly 40 years after the photos were taken – the photos are exhibited for the first time as a complete series at Albumen Gallery.