03 August 2007
“Lagartos” is the portuguese word for “Lizards”
“Sardão”, is a kind of lizard
“Sardoal”, is the place where the “Sardão” (lizard) lives
The ancient town of Sardoal, in Portugal, 150 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, is a place trying to keep its traditions alive by promoting them in the main cultural cities of Portugal. Its inhabitants are proud of their rich history and traditions and keep their way of life somewhere between “modernity”
and “ancient” rituals and traditions.
Throughout one year of photographic work, I visited Sardoal to capture its people and their traditions. As Sardoal is devotedly Catholic, most of the festivals there are religious but, I also captured some other important local activities that people relate to.
you may find more works (also more works from this series) of Alberto at his site. I belive we show not the last time his works at the F blog.
Alberto always appeared to me as photographer with the philosophy of photographing most suiting to mine, perhaps this is why (and of course - because he shows Portugal) his works are appeal to me strongly.
Alberto is very active photographer but also animator of photo-life in the net and in real life.
He's creator of cult portal fotoalternativa.net
invited by Marcin Górski