To See is to Be Seen

Eduardo Lourenço by Vitorino Coragem

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Photography exhibition as part of the commemorations of Eduardo Lourenço's centenary.

Presented as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of Eduardo Lourenço’s birth, this exhibition of portraits is the result of a photographic shoot with the philosopher on 21 March 2015 at Funchal Pier during the Madeira Literary Festival, whose central theme was “Beauty, Body, Word and Image”.

The opening takes place on the same day as the colloquium Eduardo Lourenço: A Life in Writing, and it is included in its programme.

Photo © Vitorino Coragem

«To perceive one thing is to see another in the place of what we are seeing. To understand one idea is to see another in its place. Absence is always the backdrop of presence, but this absence is the great presence [...]. To see is to be seen

— Eduardo Lourenço

Vitorino Coragem is a Portuguese photographer who has worked in different fields of the genre. After spending time in journalism as an editor of publications such as A Capital and Diário de Notícias, he began to devote himself exclusively to photography in 2014. Since then, he has contributed to developing the image of various theatre shows, shot music concerts and worked with literary festivals to produce photo sessions with writers whose portraits have been incorporated into his published works.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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