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Barra das Almas published in the L’Oeil de la Photographie

March 26, 2014

Barras das Almas offers a glimpse of a small piece of countryside that can still be found today in Portugal. The region bears the parks of a past that persists in the present despite the erosion of time. After a career that lasted 30 years, a unique relationship formed between the Lisbon-born photographer and the countryside where he moved and which became his subject. This project is neither a flashback nor a work of nostalgia for the economic prehistory of a country. It is the anchor of a cultural reality that forms the shared imagination of this country which, like Proust’s madeleine, reminds us of the old but ever-present taste of a reality to which we became attached.

Read the full article here: http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/03/20/book/24396/lisbon-barras-das-almas-valter-vinagre