The memories of former “brothel zone” of Salvador were the theme of the exhibition “Mulher-Dama”, by Flávio Damm, which was open for visitors during the period of January 9th till the 10th of March of 2018, at the Museu da Cultura Afro-Brasileira – MUNCAB. The Exhibition presented a photographic essay inedited on the prostitutes and their spaces of living, executed on January and February of 1966, originally for a book under the same title that Flávio would publish with his friend Jorge Amado, and the project was censored due the AI-5, and after some time, forgotten.

The exhibition gathered 42 photos taken by Flávio Damm at the streets of prostitution in Salvador in 1966 – displayed in the format 20 x 30 cm, chosen by the photographer – and a projection with 52 photos of Meia-Três. The project also conducted other actions such as the film screenings of documentary “Todo Poder às Putas” – followed by debates with guest – workshops for woman prostitutes from Salvador under the direction of artists Tininha Llanos and Vânia Medeiros, besides artistic actions at the museum and its surroundings – exactly the traditional area of prostitution in the city center – related with the themes of prostitution and gentrification, which were afterwards diffused.