Project Detail: Here, where the sea ends

Contest:

NERA DI VERZASCA AWARD 2016



Brand:

Verzasca Foto



Author:

Marco Antonio Filho

Status:
Selected

 

Project Info

Here, where the sea ends

From my notebook:

“(...) my aim is to produce a reflection on Portugal in the year of 2014. However, not exactly on Portugal's economic crisis, the Troika and the protests, but on this country of small dimensions that dreamed of being the largest empire on earth, and that took to the seas to claim possession of more land than any other nation in history. It is also about the end of that period and the entropy process that ensued.

As a Brazilian who comes for the first time to the land of the ‘conquistadores’, I take back the explorer’s role to look at the landscape and seek traces of the Portuguese nation’s desire to be an eternal tropical empire.”

Lisbon, April 2014

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