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Filipe Branquinho


22 Jun 2012 – 30 Sep 2012

Jardim Gulbenkian

Free admission

This series of six photographs is a small cutout of a photographic project called "Occupations" that began in early 2011. 

This set of pictures was held in Mozambican cities, in order to capture its spirit through architecture, landscape and its occupants. The focus of this work is a particular social group that represents a majority and that is present throughout the urban fabric: in large cities, in the suburbs, the coastal zone, in gated communities, etc.. Each photograph is unique and wants to dignify the portrayed in the exercise of their occupation and how it communicates with the space it occupies. It is in this set of pictures that cities are elucidated in the light that surrounds them, in the color palette and in the history of people who live there.

FILIPE BRANQUINHO (Mozambique, 1977) currently works as a freelancer in photography and illustration. In Brazil, design and illustration began to appear to him systematically and consciously through the contact with the artistic subjects at UEL (Londrina State University/Brazil) together with architectural training. It is in this context that he decides to try photography as another art form. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Brazil, Mozambique and South Africa. Also, several of his works are kept in private collections, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Londrina, Brazil and in the Camões Institute in Maputo.