Albufeira honors women from the county who distinguished themselves in several areas

International Women's Day will also be celebrated with the opening of an exhibition

Albufeira will honor more than a dozen women in the county who stand out «in the areas of health, sports, hospitality, equality, gastronomy, higher education, green spaces, volunteering and popular tradition», in a session scheduled for March 8, International Women's Day.

The event takes place in the Municipality of Albufeira and will not have an audience, but will be broadcast online via direct streaming.

Until today, and in the four editions of the initiative, the “Albufeira Mulher” distinction, “has already publicly recognized 27 women from Albufeira, whose professional paths or personal contributions were or are relevant to the municipality”.

On the same day, the exhibition “As Mulheres de Artur Pastor”, by illustrator Marta Nunes, will be inaugurated in the Cultural Extension Room of the Municipal Archive of Albufeira, which can be seen until the 4th of July.

«The opening of this exhibition will feature virtual interventions by the son of Artur Pastor and the author of the exhibition. The collection consists of 30 graphite illustrations, in an attempt to rescue the memory of all the women photographed by Artur Pastor», according to the Câmara de Albufeira.

Marta Nunes was born in 1984, in Lousada. Graduated in Architecture from the University of Beira Interior, it was still during the course that the first illustration works for publications appeared. She discovered the work of Artur Pastor, in a project about collecting life stories, in the municipality of Portalegre. Artur Pastor's photographs further aroused her interest in the life, customs, traditions and crafts of women between the 40's and 60's.

Artur Pastor (1922-1999) was one of the great Portuguese photographers of the last century. He left a legacy of tens of thousands of black and white or color photographs. His work covers the country from north to south, from the 1940s until his death. This year marks the birth of the photographer, and several events will be held all over the country in his honor.