27 July 2007

the bridge

invited guest: Alfredo Muñoz de Oliveira

For a certain time I had an impression, that contemporary Portuguese photographers are doing everything to take the odium and stylistic of Lisbon Story out. Looking at portuguese photography I've seen mainly creative or poetic works, looked as nobody is really interested in documenting how is the Portugal today.
But, that was just on the surface, what I found looking deeper was much reliefing - there are documentalists in Portugal, and I will try to show their works to you.
The presentation starts with chosen works of Alfredo Muñoz de Oliveira.
To photograph the world around me, stories of the day by day or just only places that wakes me up emotions and sensibilities as a reflection of myself and where I build my everyday selfportrait. Maybe one day I will be a photographer... Born in 1959, designer as a profession, I had my first contact with photography through my father, amateur photographer, that gave me a Nikon F and one Exakta behond his studio equipment. During my life, photography always walked side by side having as first references the portuguese photographers Alexandre Delgado O'Neill, Paulo Nozolino and Gerard Castello Lopes. It was after I saw an exhibit of Sebastião Salgado in NYC that my passion for photography comes back with another strength. It is essencially in the documentary photography that I like to be involved, telling stories of ordinary and forgotten people.
www.magnumphotos.com for masters references.
Member of the:

from Old people from old villages series
from Shipyard a heavy Metal story

People from Salt Farms


invited by Marcin Górski

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