THE SARDINE PHOTO EXPERIENCE is a collective documentary photographic project, promoted by the Photographic Encounters of Lagoa (Algarve, Portugal) and coordinated by Nuno de Santos Loureiro.

 

It is also a multifaceted tribute to the sardine (Sardina pilchardus), a fish that is inseparable from Algarve’s history, and the present of the region with its inhabitants. The fishing work, the trawlers (and other boats) and the fishermen, the canning industry with its products (and the factory architecture), the grilled sardines (and the salt, the coal and the party) are essential traits of Algarve. As are the faith and religious manifestations of these maritime people...

 

The photographic project was structured, established several themes, and invited several photographers to register these as authored work. José Carlos Carvalho, Luís Torres, Filipe da Palma, Sónia Corvo, Vitor Pina, Bruno Filipe Pires and Nuno de Santos Loureiro, among others, captured the images and created brief sequences which show and perpetuate the way in which observed, felt and registered a very special ‘universe’.

 

THE SARDINE PHOTO EXPERIENCE is now being converted in photographic exhibitions and photobooks. And it will, surely, create opportunities for others, those who wish to experiment and register those facets that are part of the region’s identity. There is, in reality, still so much to discover, to photograph, to show and to publish...

The themes, exhibitions, and books are organised as below:

1. FISHING WORK

2. ALGARVE'S MARITIME RELIGIOUS MANIFESTATIONS

2.1. THE PROCESSION IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF THE SAILORS, AT CULATRA ISLAND

3. C3: TO COOK, TO CONSERVE, TO CONSUME

More information about the exhibitions, the photobooks, the photographic experiences and other activities HERE.

FISHING WORK

the eye of José Carlos Carvalho • reserved rights image

the eye of Filipe da Palma • reserved rights image

the eye of Bruno Filipe Pires • reserved rights image

the eye of Nuno de Santos Loureiro • reserved rights image

 
 

ALGARVE'S MARITIME RELIGIOUS MANIFESTATIONS

THE 1990 PROCESSION IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF THE SAILORS, AT CULATRA ISLAND ••• the eye of  Luís Torres • reserved rights image

THE 2017 PROCESSION IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF THE SAILORS, AT CULATRA ISLAND ••• the eye of Vitor Pina • reserved rights image

C3: TO COOK, TO CONSERVE, TO CONSUME

the eye of Nuno de Santos Loureiro • reserved rights image

the eye of Nuno de Santos Loureiro • reserved rights image

the eye of Nuno de Santos Loureiro • reserved rights image

 

EXHIBITIONS • PHOTOBOOKS • PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCES and other ACTIVITIES

PHOTOBOOK

soon available...

THE SARDINE PHOTO EXPERIENCE AT TERTÚLIA ALGARVIA

 

IN FARO, DURING 2018, IT IS POSSIBLE TO FIND SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS THAT INTEGRATE THE SARDINE PHOTO EXPERIENCE.

THESE ARE LOCATED AT TERTÚLIA ALGARVIA, A GASTRONOMIC AND CULTURAL SPACE OF FLAVOURS AND KNOWLEDGE.

IT IS A CYCLE OF EXHIBITIONS ORGANISED IN CHAPTERS. EACH SHOWS THE EYE OF A GIVEN PHOTOGRAPHER OVER A SPECIFIC THEME AND LASTS FOR SIX WEEKS.

CHPT. 1 - JANUARY 25 TO MARCH 8 - VITOR PINA AND THE 2017 PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF THE SAILORS, AT CULATRA ISLAND.

CHPT. 2 - MARCH 8 TO  APRIL 19 - FILIPE DA PALMA SPENT ONE NIGHT ABOARD THE TRAWLER 'ARRIFANA' - MORE INFO HERE.

CHPT. 3 - APRIL 19 TO  MAY 31 - SÓNIA CORVO AND THE PHOTO-IMAGES FROM A DIARY ON THE SALT PANS.

CHPT. 4 - MAY 31 TO JULY 12

CHPT. 5 - JULY 12 TO AUGUST 30

CHPT. 6 - AUGUST 30 TO OCTOBER 11

CHPT. 7 - OCTOBER 11 TO NOVEMBER 15

CHPT. 8 - NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 27

 
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