Jon Cazenave © Bruno Lança, 2019



International Contemporary Photography Festival’s
1st Edition

New Visions 

11.10 - 17.10.2019

Special Progam and Guided Tours:

Sunday, 27th, 3pm – Guided tour with Rui Prata, art director of IMAGO Festival

Nov 7 – Schools Open Day (registration by e-mail: carpintarias(a)

Nov 17 12pm and 2.30pm – Guided Tours with Rui Prata, on Lisbon Art Weekend

Demetris Koilalus © Bruno Lança

In this set, the viewer is faced with pieces that are close to documentary photography that call on present day matters: emigration, gender and color, or fictional narratives; the medium of installation, creating a more complex cenography, is also present. Appropriation and manipulation processes can be found as well.



Malú Cabellos e Filippo Zambon ©  Bruno Lança

“We are in the presence of a diverse set of photographic discourses that reveal the immense potential and richness of the photographic device”, as Rui Prata describes the exhibition.

Alejandro Castellote, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Peggy Sue Amison and Rui Prata are the exhibition’s commissioners that asked 12 international artists to present their work at “New Visions”: Jon Cazenave; Malú Cabellos; Shen Chao-Liang; Jonathan Llense; Katrien de Blauwer; Virginie Rebetez; Laurance Rasti; Melanie Walker; Nydia Blas; Demetris Koilalous; Filippo Zambon; Liza Ambrossio.

Carpintarias de São Lázaro – Cultural Center receives the exhibition “New Visions”, a part of the International Photography Festival IMAGO LISBOA starting at October 10.

Views of “New Visions”  © Bruno Lança, 2019

“New Visions” displays from Octoer 10 to November 17 at  Carpintarias de São Lázaro.

This exhibition is a part of IMAGO Lisboa Photofestival - which will hold several events and exhibitions in different spots in the city. The festival intends to provide a regular photography “happening” in the city that will enhance different photography practices and give them national and international recognition.

The set of exhibitions gathered in “New Visions” seeks to expose some of the current discourses in photography. If the end of the 19th century is a period rich in processes, mediums and  photochemical experimentalism; the 21st century is generous in attitudes and languages, mainly generated by the new technologies and post-modernity.


Shen Chao-Ling © Bruno Lança

Imago Lisboa takes the photographic device as a means of contributing to a critical reflection on contemporary society.
Participation and engagement of artists and citizens will allow a healthy confrontation of ideas and debates where, certainly, a cultural enrichement will follow as a result.
The set of exhibitions has three fundamental goals: to make known current artists of given international claim; to promote and put in an international scope portuguese artists and to recover memories and produce new documental records that apply for a development on citizenship and a better sensibility for leveling social asymmetries.

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Melanie Walker  © Bruno Lança

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