Now a cultural hub, the city of Paraty hosted a number of important events in the Brazilian cultural agenda, including the Paraty in Focus - International Festival of Photography, International Literary Festival of Paraty (Flip), o Bourbon Festival Paraty, among others.
Paraty has been chosen by the photographer Giancarlo Mecarelli to in 2004 founding Paraty in Focus, festival from the second edition began to be produced and coordinated by Studio Magdalene, in São Paulo, and Zoom Gallery and Photography Paraty.
Five-day event, where trustees, researchers, editors, entrepreneurs, professional and amateur photographers or, simply, public interested in art can be found.
This is a consolidation, creative and practical, virtual networks of the current picture. It is in Paraty, this city surrounded by water, where young
photographers and all those who seek new frontiers in the universe can bump image with names like Martin Parr, Marcos López, Miguel Rio Branco, Pedro Martinelli, Cristiano Mascaro, Loretta Lux, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bruce Gilden, Alex Korolkovas, and many others.
In gesture against, reside possibilities of dividing expectations and share professional and artistic trajectories, thus to understand the present and make it possible to project the future.
In 2014, the Magdalene Studio celebrates the tenth year of Paraty in Focus, event which has trained professionals from many places in the world, which gathers every year about six thousand people.