About

Jair Bortoleto is a documentary photographer that has found a recurrent place in the pantheon of international surf/skate image makers. Through his work as a photographer, to being Executive Editor for The Surfer’s Journal and editor and curator of the Brazilian surfing magazine Almasurf, to being the inspirational director of the Santos Surfart fair among a dozen other collective art shows and magazines around the world, Jair’s passion has placed him at the forefront of Brazilian surf culture. His primarily concerned with the relationships between people and the ocean and how this connection express on the daily life.

Books
Alma Santista, São Paulo, Brazil, 2007
Layers, NYC, USA, 2015
A Primeira Palavra, Tuscany, Italy, 2018

Publications
Inside the World of Board Graphics, 2011
Red Bull Illume, 2013

Selected works
2016 Foto_Invasão, São Paulo, Brazil

Solo exhibition
2007, Alma Santista, Santos, Brazil
2015, Layers, Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
2018 A Primeira Palavra Book Tour, Tuscany, Italy
2019 A Primeira Palavra, HeadHi, Brooklyn, NYC

Exhibitions
2006 III Festivalma, São Paulo, Brazil
2008 V Festivalma, São Paulo, Brazil
2008 I Santos SurfArt, Santos, Brazil
2009 II Santos SurfArt, Santos, Brazil
2009 The Greenroom Festival, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Mattson Family Art Benefit, California, USA
2010 São Paulo Fashion Week, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 Jazzy Way to End a Day, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 Living Art, Santos, Brazil
2011 Saladah,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 Salina Longboard Festival, Spain
2013 Byron Bay Surf Festival, Australia
2015 Mostra SP de Fotografia, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 Janelas, Santos, Brazil
2018 Foto_Invasão, São Paulo, Brazil
2019 XIII Festivalma, São Paulo, Brazil
2019 SSFF, Milan, Italy

Editorial/Clients
National Geographic Brasil, The Surfer’s Journal Brasil, The Surfer’s Journal, Nalu, Blue, Dezzert Magazine, Oceans, Drift Magazine, Saladah, OE Magazine, Fluir, Hardcore Magazine, Almasurf Magazine, Cemporcento Skate, Tribo Skate, Ziobaffa, Vans, Natural Art, Viking Surfboards, Editora Gaia, Art in Surf, Tarrafa Literária, Garage Fuzz.

Editorial Experience
The Surfer’s Journal Brasil (São Paulo, Brazil)
Almasurf (São Paulo, Brazil)

Curator/Art Director/Organizer
2008 I Santos SurfArt, Santos, Brazil
2009 II Santos SurfArt, Santos, Brazil
2010 I Jazzy Way to End a Day, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 II Jazzy Way to End a Day, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 The Surfer´s Journal Brasil Debut Expo, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 XI Festivalma, São Paulo, Brazil