Circle of Memories

La Terrasse espace d'art de Nanterre, Nanterre, France
29 Jan 2021 - 29 May 2021

© Mário Macilau

© Mário Macilau

In Circle of Memories, the Mozambican artist Mário Macilau combines in a single photograph portraits of families, often the mother and child with the direct surroundings, places in ruins, in particular buildings dating from the colonial era. Each photograph was taken with a single slow pause that allows him to aim the lens first at people and then at the scene, in reverse. A sensitive reflection on time and memory, which suggests both the strength and the fragility of the lives of past, present and future generations.

Mário Macilau (Mozambique) started photography in 2003 before making a career there in 2007. His work as a photographer mixes conceptual photography, documentary projects with an interest in contemporary issues, cultural heritage, urban and rural areas. .




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