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The 100 Brazilians who made it in New York, 09.2010
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The Brazilian community of New York has cast their votes on the Internet to elect the top Brazilian movers and shakers of the Big Apple. Looking at the results, it's possible to see a trend that expresses a democratic, pluralistic, non-elitist vision that is a true reflection of Brazil and this great country that welcomed us all, the United States. Choices can sometimes cause controversy, and not all candidates can make the list. But this year is just the beginning and we have a long road ahead to improve this process. It's only fair to celebrate, every September, the month of Brazil, and all Brazilians who have made their mark and imprinted the forms and hues of Brazil into the city that is the heart of the world.
3. Alexandre Bueno de Moraes
With his partner Andrew S. Klug, Alexandre Bueno de Moraes opened 1500 Gallery in New York this year—the first gallery of Brazilian photography. Moraes was born in Brazil, grew up in Paris, and now lives in New York. In the Big Apple, he was the proprietor of the restaurants Le Zoo and Waterloo—which had clientele from people in the fashion world and the publicity industry. In 2003, he founded 1500 Productions, an agency that represents photographers with offices in Rio de Janeiro and New York.