Joana Franca is a Brazilian architect and photographer who took an interest, for a considerable part of her career life, in photographing Brasilia for the guide of the city views prepared by the Brazilian architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.
Apart from her work with Costa and Niemeyer, Franca is an aerial photography-enthusiast who has released many overhead images for the busy capital. Her impressive work is classified into four-scale categories as you can see here in this collection.
The first scale “Residential” involves houses, the second scale ”Monumental” shows the urban topography of the city, the third one “Gregarious” revolves around a general remote concept of human presence- in groupings, and the last one “Bucolic” displays the countryside and lake views. However, a distinctive human scale was not one of the aforementioned classes, transforming the most crowded city in South America into a no-man land.
The following videos accentuate what her photos present.