Iluminando Vidas. - Ricardo Rangel e a Fotografia Moçambicana
Rui Assubuji » Luís Basto » José Cabral » Joel Chiziane » João Costa » Alexandre Fenías » Martinho Fernando » Albino Mahumana » Ferhat Vali Momade » Alfredo Mueche » Kok Nam » Alfredo Paco » Ricardo Rangel » Sérgio Santimano » Keitaro Usui »
Exhibition: 9 Oct – 12 Dec 2004
Culturgest Porto – Galeria
Avenida dos Aliados nº104
Contact: Bruno Z'Graggen
CH-Zurich, Phone/Fax +41 (0)1 463 23 07
email@example.com Mostly known through the pioneering work of Ricardo Rangel (Maputo, 1924), its foremost reference and pivotal figure, contemporary Mozambican photography is represented in this exhibition through the works of 14 photographers from younger generations, which have been directly or indirectly influenced by Rangel’s work. They all share a defining trait, since they perceive photography as a means of portraying Mozambican reality. The underlying intention of exposing, denouncing or simply documenting this reality is not alien to the fact that most of these photographers have been professionally involved in photojournalism.At the heart of their work, in harmony with a humanistic vision of the world and photography’s relation to it, are anonymous individuals, often the direct victims of poverty and a ravishing civil war, and their inviolable dignity. Artists presented: Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, Joel Chiziane, João Costa (Funcho), Rui Assubuji, Alfredo Paco, Luís Basto, Naíta Ussene, Alfredo Mueche, Martinho Fernando, Ferhat Vali Momade, Albino Mahumana, José Cabral, Alexandre Fenías, Sérgio Santimano.