What sets us (a)part

caption (image above): © Riccardo Angei, from Glue and Souls. I’d like to state, with a certain amount of certainty, that the only thing that sets men and women apart is that we’ll never be able to explain to men what it feels like to be a woman in a men’s world. They know, they empathize,…

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Cracks

About a year and a half ago, I was invited by Recyclart – thru Vincen Beekman – to write about one of their community projects. It was a bit of an ethical dilemma, but I accepted, though I kept thinking Why am I looking at these images? The paragraph bellow, from the text published –…

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Students who speak photography

As another academic year approaches the finish line, I’m again inclined to reflect on what happened and what could be done differently, from hereon. However, as we all know, this was not just “another” school year. Now that my online classes finally came to an end and I’m fully back at regular classes with all…

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Finding my way out of confinement

caption (image above): background for a photograph celebrating my brother’s birthday, The paintings were made with watercolor, later washed away by the rain. Confinement policies due to the covid pandemic have entered a new stage in Portugal and our routines are about to change for the better. Tired of having to sit in front of…

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Quarantine (bookmarks clean up) – Wilma Hurskainen

THE MAN COMES AROUND 2015- The Man Comes Around explores a crucial turning point in the history of humanity; a point where climate change, overpopulation and a rapid decline in biodiversity threaten the whole of Western civilization. In the photographs of Hurskainen, this crisis comes to be represented by the ageing, white heterosexual male, a man…

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She has character

Caption (image above): Agfa Optima Sensor Electronic (1982). When I picked up the camera again, in 2018 – after a troubled period regarding my relationship with photographic equipment, in general, and cameras in particular -, I bought some easy going cameras: light, simple, with built-in flash. My first purchase was an Agfa Optima Sensor Electronic,…

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