Fotografia Moçambicana 1950-2001
luminando Vidas is a travelling exhibition on contemporary Mozambican photography. It is the first exhibition to offer such a comprehensive view of Mozambican photography since the end of 16 years of civil war in 1992. The main objective of the exhibition is to explore the richness of Mozambican photography and to highlight the cultural achievement it represents. Mozambican photography is committed to photo reportage in line with the Magnum tradition. Recording everyday life against a backdrop of historical turmoil, it expresses itself on a high formal level.
Based on 25 photographs of the 80-year-old master photographer Rangel, who is widely regarded as one of Africa's outstanding photographers in the area of photojournalism, the exhibition focuses on over 100 works of 14 of his 'disciples' who are among the leading representatives of Mozambican photography.
The exhibition is a moving testament to the search for identity by a remarkable group of fifteen photographers from this young nation, which will celebrate its 30th year of independence on June 25, 2020
An extensive catalogue accompanies the exhibition with contributions by recognised authors published by Christoph Merian Publishers (Basel) in two editions (German/French and English/Portuguese)
The exhibition shows 126 prints, all black and white, gelatine silver prints, image: 20 x 30cm, sheet: 30.5 x 40.6cm, courtesy of the photographer, printed by the Centro de Documenta e Forma Fotografica (CDFF), Maputo. 25 photographs by Ricardo Rangel and a series of photographs by each of the 14 younger photographers.ę
Opening reception: Wednesday 2 March, 6pm
Thanks to PRO HELVETIA, ARTS COUNCIL OF SWITZERLAND