Maria Lamas: the life and work

Cartão Gulbenkian Mais programme

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Maria Lamas (1893–1983), journalist and writer, educator and ethno-social researcher, translator and photographer, fighter for human and civil rights in times of dictatorship, was perhaps the most remarkable Portuguese woman of the 20th century. While there is a certain memory of her political affirmation and action during the Estado Novo, which led to her imprisonment and her exile in Paris, her literary and journalistic work is practically forgotten.

Come and discover this important figure, her life, and her photographic work through the exhibition Maria Lamas and Her Women, curated by Jorge Calado, and showing for the first time in Portugal the work of this extraordinary woman. A unique and exclusive visit for Cartão Gulbenkian Mais holders.


Guided by

Maria João Carvalho
Raquel Feliciano

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