Rosângela Rennó’s work is predominantly photography based, although she rarely takes photographs of her subjects. Instead, she recasts and transforms appropriated photographic images. In the past she has presented anonymous portraits compiled from existing photographs - photographers’ studios and even photographs of prisoners’ tattoos. Whist she finds novel and often politically charged ways of presenting the images, her work is also profoundly humane, as the viewer finds themselves imagining other people’s lives, particularly those who are marginalized or unacknowledged. For Rennó, “the ‘stories of the losers’ are more interesting than the ‘history of the winners.” (© ArtForum)