february 2009

guest author
Rita Carmo
Portugal XXI - Images of Portuguese Sounds
Rita Carmo
[...] images included in her most recent book edition - Portugal XXI - Images of Portuguese Sounds (edit in November 2008 by BLITZ magazine)
[see exhibition]

individual exhibition
Yves Rousselet
Kosovo Portraits
Yves Rousselet
My first stay in Kosovo had as origin, I must confess, a fortuitous entrance in the country.

At that time each one of my trips was done by the will of a map little precise, I approached by the road that connects Raska to Mitrovica, a German border-line withheld by militars. It's therefore in the Berliner's language that I had been given the first explanations on the statute, nicknamed then as "undetermined" of this province, final part of the puzzle born from the conflicts in former Jugoslavie.

It was during Summer 2005, three years and a half before the auto announcement of independence, of what it would become the youngest "nation" in the planet; since then only South Ossétia has been involved in a similar destination.

From my first meetings in Mitrovica, my first steps, and without a doubt, it's also necessary to confess "devious steps" , I keep an amount of very strong memories.

In little time, with some words badly formulated, in the space of some images, with radicalism, I was confronted with the fracture, the two part's division of the city.

My interest, my fixation for the Balkans, since that date namely, had not stopped from growing, I do not cease to listen to the questions raised by the birth of the new states in this region, particularly Kosovo, today recognized by fifty countries members of U.N, that is 22 from the 27th states of European Community.

I continued to travel regularly into this piece of Europe between construction and explosion, so near and so far, like part of us all, always between reconciliation and rupture. [see exhibition]

The mustache is the set of hair in the face of human beings, located between the nose and the superior lip and is common to be preserved by some men. Also it occurs in women whom, in their majority, opt to wax it.

Historically, it can be said that the mustache is a facial trace that tends to identify different cultures. In the occidental society the mustache fell in disuse in the last decades, being substituted for an increasing requirement of facial cleanness.

Shows us photographs with mustaches.

This competition was cancelled due to lack of participants.

subject for the next competition
Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more people.

In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.

Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, often to the point of altruism. A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. Yet for many, friendship is nothing more than the trust that someone or something will not harm them.

Shows us photos of friendship.

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photo agenda

Prémio PhotoEspaña OjoDePez de Valores Humanos 2008
FNAC Braga
opens 5-feb

Os Passos em Volta, Daniel Blaufuks
Salão Nobre do Teatro Nacional de São João, Porto
until 28-feb

O Livro Vermelho de um Fotógrafo, Chinês Li Zhensheng
Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto
until 15-mar

BES Revelação, David Infante, Mariana Silva & Nikolai Nekh Museu de Serralves, Porto
until 15-mar

mAL DITAS (im)Perfeições, f2.8 Colectivo de Fotografia
Espaço J. Valles, Lisboa
opens 12-feb

Projecto Fluxos
CAE, Figueira da Foz
until 25-feb

Maurícias, Entre o Céu e o Mar, Luís Marinho
Fábrica da Pólvora, Barcarena
until 22-feb

f2.8 em casa de gameiro, Colectivo F2.8
Casa Roque Gameiro, Amadora
until 07-feb

Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, Leiria
until 10-mar

Love Stream, Sandra Rocha
Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Lisboa
until 28-feb

Jesus Never Fails, António Júlio Duarte
Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa
until 15-mar


Atenas 04, Ilias Bourgiotis
FNAC AlgarveShopping, Albufeira
until 18-mar

Praia 2004-2008, Christian Chaize
Centro de Artes, Sines
until 08-feb

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