Manoel de Oliveira Photographer 

This exhibition – organised by the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira – Serralves Foundation - presents over 100 photographs, taken between the late 1930s and the mid-1950s, most of which have never been previously presented to the general public.

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This exhibition unveils an unknown facet of the Dean of Portuguese Cinema: Manoel de Oliveira Photographer.

Over 100 black-and-white photographs are displayed, most of which have never previously been presented to the general public, covering various genres and themes. Stored in the director’s personal archive for decades, these photos reveal a hitherto unknown facet of Manoel de Oliveira’s career: as a photographer.

Produced between the late 1930s and the mid-1950s, the images not only reveal Manoel de Oliveira’s curiosity about optical phenomena, they also help us understand the compositional rigour of his films and open up new perspectives on the evolution of his cinematographic work.

An exhibition of photographs from the Manoel de Oliveira Collection, Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira — Serralves Foundation, Porto, curated by António Preto.


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