paisagem estranha entranha Arles

The multimedia project paisagem estranha entranha Arles 2017, was presented during the professional week of the Les Rencontres de la photographie 2017, as part of the Festival Voies Off. Curator (co-curated with Armando Ribeiro), paisagem estranha entranha Arles continues to build on landscape photography in an expanded sense, as the genre – landscape – is here presented also fragmented by practise.

This edition of paisagem estranha entranha had as a base the previous versionsTavira (2012) and Porto (2014) received the first editions and Arles the third and current one. This latter edition made possible showing the work to a wider and more specialised – in things photographic – public. Future versions will, of course, build on the existing foundation and routes.

A big thank you to all those involved, you made it possible, hope you’re all here:
Corinne Dumas, Patrick Massin, Bruno Lopes, Lai Carneiro, Paula Ferreira, Freya Najade, Jenny Sansom, Julie Hascoët, Chris Scott Moskovich, Anne Holmes, Pedro G. Marques,
José Bacelar, Leonardo Wen, and Mark Van Hoen aka Locust.

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Photographs and landscape matters to the South

Beatriz Pedrosa
Beatriz Pedrosa
Sebastiano Raimondo
Sebastiano Raimondo
Fernando Brito
Fernando Brito

On Photographs and landscape matters to the South:

Admitting the ideia of photographs constructing landscapes, beyond the simulation of the image and its eventual relation to subject and fact, this exhibition aims to tread a critical territory, bringing together artists, images and landscapes of the South; of Europe, of the Tagus, and of the Algarve.

The subjectivity of landscapes, re-invented, ordered and disciplined by images; have they an ideological perspective on the present and on the contemporary?
What is South? Is it a Place? What is a landscape? Landscape is always an image.

Paulo Catrica, curator. (translation from
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Books on Environment · Livros com Ambiente

Books on environment · landscape · sustainability · earth · research · ecology · photographer · mp
Books on environment

Books on environment 6 April 2017 · 18h00

Series of talks on environmental issues, invites Luísa Schmidt, author of  Portugal: Ambientes de Mudança, for a public session at the  Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos. The author will be talking with João Manuel Alveirinho Dias and Miguel Proença.

About the participants

Luísa Schmidt is a sociologist and researcher at the University of Lisbon and coordinator of the  OBSERVA (Observatory on Environment, Territory and Society). She participates in numerous projects, national and international dealing with Participation, education and sustainability. She has published various books on these issues and has been a regular contributor to the Expresso newspaper, a national reference.

João Manuel Alveirinho Dias is a researcher at the CIMA (Center for Marine and Environmental Research) at the Algarve University. He holds a PhD in Marine and Coastal Geology. Worked as visiting Professor at various universities, including Bordeaux, Cadiz, Duke, Grand Valley, Napoli, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro, and Southampton. Currently works on the issues of man-environment interactions, climate history and environmental history.

more information at:

Portugal: Ambientes de Mudança
Livros com ambiente ambiente com livros
in Postal do Algarve (newspaper, pt)
Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos

Invitation · Terra Cinza – conscientious position · exhibition · The Forest – a sustainable ecosystem · Tavira

Miguel Proença, Terra Cinza - conscientious position · photography exhibition · invitation · mp

Terra cinza – a conscientious position is part of the cycle Floresta – Ecossistema Sustentável  (The forest – a sustainable eco-system) organized by the Álvaro de Campos Municipal Library in partnership with Tavira em Transição, Movimento de Eco-Cidadania Ativa (Tavira in transition, an active eco-citizenship movement), This cycle includes the photography exhibition Terra cinza – a conscientious choice by photographer Miguel Proença, and a group of conferences and debates concerning the forest.

Opens on 21st March, at the Biblioteca Álvaro de Campos in Tavira.
Thanks to:
Invitation design: Patrícia Proença
Paula Ferreira (Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos, Tavira),
Maurízio Russo (Land Art), António Costa (Viragem Lab – impressão das provas).

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A selection of recent and past author photo work by photographer Miguel Proença.

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On my street – jacarandas

Miguel Proença, Jacarandas © 2014
Jacarandas, © Miguel Proença 2014

Here is a photograph of the jacarandas in bloom on D. Carlos I Avenue in Lisbon, a reply to a post by photographer Luísa Ferreira on the same subject.
Its always a challenge to photograph the things we know from everyday contact, and this is one of those cases, as I live nearby. Here is a moment where in the “everyday” is “cracked” by a jagged edged opening for … perception.