Photography Exhibition in Faro debates domestic violence and the right to housing

Beer Factory Faro will be the main stage for the exhibitions

Photos: Hugo Rodrigues | Sul Informação (file)

13 exhibitions and two debates, on domestic violence and the right to housing, will mark the Photography Festival, which will transform Faro in the capital of this art between the 21st of October and the 25th of November. 

The Photography Exhibition Faro (MFA) brings together renowned photographers in exhibitions, projections, books, documentaries, debates and the author's market, promising permanent entertainment, centered on the image, in an event organized by the CC11 association in partnership with Galeria Santa Maria Maior, ETIC Algarve and the Municipality of Faro.

Although the old Fábrica da Cerveja is the main nucleus of the MFA, the Municipal Market of Faro will host several events.

In relation to the exhibitions, “Casa” brings together works by dozens of photojournalists and curated by Ana Brígida, Enric Vives-Rubio and José Farinha, and transforms the reflection on the house into an image, «not only as a physical place but also as a space dreamed by who wants to have a home».

«At a time when housing problems are a topic on the agenda, particularly in regions like the Algarve, the exhibition is also an invitation to visitors to reflect on the mortar and foundations on which it is possible to build a fairer and more inclusive world , where everyone has access to a decent and safe home», says the organization.

This topic will be the subject of a debate on the “Housing Challenges in Portugal”, on the 26th of October, in the ETIC Algarve Auditorium, in the Municipal Market of Faro, moderated by Nuno Costa. Sul Informação.

In the same auditorium, but on November 23rd, the debate “Domestic Violence: Here A Man Killed A Woman”, has as its starting point the exhibition by photojournalist José Carlos Carvalho, with the same title, and which can be visited abroad of the Beer Factory. This debate will be moderated by Elisabete Rodrigues. Sul Informação.

The exhibition revisits a report for Visão magazine, which covered the country from north to south, and tells the story of women murdered and victims of domestic violence in the last decade.

Photographer João Mariano, also art director of the 1000 Olhos agency, in Aljezur, tells in his exhibition “Essay on Visual Osmosis”, stories of “Lavrar o Mar” in the southwest of the country.

In the exhibition “Na Terra”, photojournalist Ana Brígida walks through the Serra do Açor «in search of the resilience of those who do not want to leave their origins or those who want to rebuild the village».

After its success in Lisbon, “Diakuyu” ('thank you', in Ukrainian) reaches Faro, showing some examples of the photojournalistic work of Portuguese journalists during the invasion of Ukraine. Curated by Alexandre Almeida, the exhibition brings together top names in photojournalism in Portugal in a shared look at the current conflict.

Award-winning Argentine photojournalist Horacio Villalobos brings to the Algarve a set of works about the “Coup d'état in Chile”, a unique moment in the XNUMXth century that suspended history and marked generations.

The military attack on the presidential palace, the last photo of Chilean President Salvador Allende, and the coup plotters' victory over democracy and human rights are remembered in this exhibition.

In the Central Square of the Municipal Market of Faro, Portuguese photojournalist Patrícia de Melo Moreira shows the image that Portugal gave to the world during the fires of 2017, with more than a hundred dead.

Photojournalist for the French news agency AFP, Patrícia de Melo Moreira conveys the perspective with which the world saw Portugal in a “Black Summer” that insists on returning every year.

“Hot Waters”, by award-winning documentary photographer Vlad Sokhin, portrays the visual evidence of man-made global warming, in a human and intimate look at the most pressing environmental crisis in the history of humanity.

Valter Vinagre, with his exhibition “Animals of Pets”, shows that it is always possible to tell new visual stories, in this case encapsulating the taxidermy death of animals in an image.

In nature, death is reborn in life, as Luísa Ferreira tells us, in her exhibition “Evolution is Silent”.

Photojournalist Enric Vives-Rubio will remember the period of the pandemic, when everyone was prevented from leaving the house. “Confins” is the name of the exhibition that was born in those days, a meditative work about territory and confinement.

The pandemic diary, “365 Days that Changed Our Lives”, is the proposal of photojournalist Clara Azevedo, bringing together during a year peculiar photographs that are her state of mind, conveying the uncertainty of each day in a city, in a country, asleep .

Among the collective exhibitions, the MFA also brings “Kioskzine”, a reference editorial project in Portugal that will include Faro works by twelve authors, which open the doors of their personal archive, allowing a new look at their works.

The documentaries will be shown on Friday afternoons, at ETIC Algarve, about big names in world photography, a partnership with Midas Filmes.

On Saturdays, at Fábrica de Cerveja, there will be a program that includes guided visits to exhibitions with authors/curators, presentation of books and magazines, projection of projects with the best-known photographers in the Algarve and Mercado de Autor, with books and photographs.