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The IMAGO LISBOA Photo Festival is a landmark event in the panorama of national and international photography.

Em 2021, na sua 3ª edição, o festival IMAGO LISBOA evidencia a consolidação do seu crescimento.

A presente mostra organiza-se em torno de duas grandes temáticas: "The Family in Transition" e "Rethinking Nature/Rethinking Landscape", que pretendem promover a reflexão em torno de questões fundamentais da sociedade contemporânea: igualdade, equidade, diversidade, inclusão e liberdade.

Na fusão de ambas as temáticas, apresentamos Joakim Eskildsen (nascido em 1971, na Dinamarca), cuja obra é exposta pela primeira vez em Portugal e que poderá ser visitada no MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea. 
A exposição será composta por três séries distintas de trabalho.

The Festival will take place simultaneously in several locations:

MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea; Carpintarias de São Lázaro; SNBA; IMAGO Garage; Galeria de Santa Maria Maior; IPCI; Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa - Fotográfico; Museu da Água; Museu do Aljube; Galeria IMAGO LISBOA; Atelier de Lisboa; A Homem Mau; Galeria Belo-Galsterer; Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte; Galeria das Salgadeiras e Pequena Galeria.

Para além das exposições, haverá uma programação paralela que apela à participação de públicos diversos: 
Workshops, Atelier, Conferências e Projeções de Cinema

Joakim Eskildsen

MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea

R. Serpa Pinto 4, 1200-444 Lisboa

Inaugura a 13 de Outubro às 18:00h 

14/10 || 02/01

Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 01:00pm | 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 02:00pm | 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Price: 4€

Home Works

Homework is an on going project beginning in 2005 when Joakim Eskildsen became a father, and turned his focus on his immediate surroundings. During the course of the years, he and his family lived in seven different homes in three different countries, and finally settled with their two children South of Berlin. “The whole process of having children is so interesting,” Eskildsen says. “They have been very inspiring to follow, and to discover the world and landscapes together with. The unwavering connection of children to nature gives me a lot of hope. My feeling is that they have a perfectly natural connection to nature, which for some reason is often cut as soon as they grow up. It is hard to know that this planet is being irrevocably altered and damaged, and nature and life on it jeopardized. To steer away from this hazardous development, I think much more radical means are required.”


The latest region Joakim Eskildsen worked on was Cornwall on the South Coast of England. He describes its allure in his own words: “…given that my favorite lighting is found amongst thick fog, the climate on the English peninsula couldn’t have been better. Rain, fog and storms were the norm, and blue skies the exception. Cornwall is, in many aspects, a place full of contrast. Despite the smallness in size, one will encounter both overgrown wetlands and steep cliffs in the highlands. The coastline is full of quaint fishing villages with restaurants, stores and a great deal of tourism, while the towns further inland are often rundown without many possibilities for the people living there.” Cornwall is perhaps less focused on portraits than we are used to in Eskildsen’s previous work; and while there is indeed a human presence, towns and villages are often depicted without people. But there is a much greater absence implied throughout Cornwall. Where are the industries that once prospered in this region? Where are the communities that once thrived? The references to effects of urbanization in Cornwall are understated but they are there, if you are looking for them; hidden beneath the Dickensian fog Eskildsen so favors. His subtle layering of subject matter and empathetic approach create a humanistic portrayal of a phenomenon that has become all too recognizable. Combined with his Renaissance-like use of natural light, Eskildsen’s presents the ever-changing Cornish landscape in an eerily beautiful way. 

Cuban Studies

Joakim Eskildsen is known for his socio-political monographs such as The Roma Journeys and American Realities, depicting communities on the fringe. Despite seemingly melancholic undertones, Eskildsen achieves an overwhelming closeness and intimacy in his work, often by living alongside his subjects for long periods of time. Cuban Studies is the result of several journeys Joakim Eskildsen undertook in the country in a period of major transition following the economic reforms. “It was a time of optimism and uncertainty, and great hopes for the future. From the first day on, I was intrigued by the country, its people, and the complex history of colonialism and communism that was ever visually present. The more I learned about Cuba, the more difficult it became to understand. It was like learning to see the world from a different angle, so distinct from what I knew that I decided to keep an open mind and take the position of the listener.”

Family in Transition


 R. de São Lázaro 72, 1150-199 Lisboa

Opens on October 1st at 04:00pm

02/10 || 31/10

Thursday to Sunday from 12:00am to 06:00pm

Preço: 2€

Catherine Panebianco, No Memory is Ever Alone

Diana Velasco, Family Album II

Simone Rodrigues, The Names of Love

Alla Dolgaleva, Echo of My Childhood

Charlotta María Hauksdóttir, A Matter of Some Moments

Younes Mohammad, The Untold Story of Families

Annette LeMay Burke, Memory Building

Johan Bävaman, Swedish Dads

Schore Mehrdju, The Second

Haakon Sand, Twins Forever

Ksenia Kuleshova, Ordinary People

Susanna Kekkonen, Family Album

Jorge Fuembuena, Wood Stories

Fred Hüening - DREI, Them and Me

Katrin Jaquet, Neg

SNBA - Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes
R. Barata Salgueiro 36, 1250-044 Lisboa

Opens on October 1st às 17:00h

02/10 || 21/10

2ª a 6ª das 12:00h às 19:00h

Sábado das 14:00h às 19:00h

Free gratuita

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Bharat Sikka (India)

RETURNThe seven sisters (front from left) Bayan (12), Sara (9) and Nora (7). Back row from left Doa (21), srae (15), Gofran (20) and Mona (17) Al-Zanghari. Outside their home in Irbid, Jordan.The family came to Norway in 2004 and told the authorities they were stateless refugees from Palestine. The family moved to Namsos, and the children started school. The two youngest daughters were born in Namsos. When the authorities found out they were Palestine refugees living in Jordan, their application was denied. After nine years of case handling the family was deported to Jordan. Now they live with relatives in Irbid. None of the girls attend school.

Andrea Gjestvang (Noruega)

Mother of four is holding her daughter. The girl who is 10 months old is playing with fox skin. The family is interethnic: mother is Russian and father is half Tungus. Katangsky District, Irkutsky region. Russia, 2016

Elena Anosova (Russia)


Lionel Jusseret (Bélgica)


Luis Cobelo (Venezuela)


Kovi Konowiecki (Estados Unidos)

Pauliana Valente Pimentel
Ask the Kids
Praça Luís de Camões 22, 4ºE 1200-243 Lisboa

Inaugura a 01 de Outubro às 15:00h
02/10 a 29/10
2ª a 6ª das 14:30h às 19:00h
Free entrance
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R. do Vale de Santo António 50A, 1170-381 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 22:00h

01/10 a 30/10

Wednesday to Saturday from 02:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Free entrance

Sandrine Elberg, JÖKULL
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António Catarino, Travessias
Sébastien Cuvelier, Paradise City
Rio, uma geografia sentimental
R. da Madalena 147, 1100-006 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 17:00h

01/10 a 06/11

Monday to Saturday from 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Free entrance

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João Henriques, Rio, uma geografia sentimental
IPCI – Instituto de Produção Cultural & Imagem
Av. Conde Valbom 102B, 1050-070 Lisboa

Inaugura a 01 de Outubro às 18:00h

02/10 a 29/10

Monday to Friday from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm

Free entrance

Miguel Henriques-Oriente-05
Miguel Henriques, Oriente 
See Sea
R. da Palma 246, 1100-087 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 16:00h

01/10 a 28/01 2022

Wednesday to Saturday from 02:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Free gratuita

Maija Savolainen, See Sea


MUSEU DA ÁGUA – Núcleo dos Barbadinhos
R. Alviela 12, 1170-012 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 18:00h 

01/10 a 30/10

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 05:30 pm

Free entrance

Este ano o IMAGO LISBOA Foto Festival junta-se aos membros da rede EMOP - European Month of Photography - que reúne festivais de fotografia em Lisboa (IMAGO LISBOA), Luxemburgo (EMOPLUX), Berlim (EMOP BERLIN), Paris (CIRCULATIONS) e Viena (FOTO WIEN) com o objetivo comum de promover a cooperação a nível europeu, reforçando a cena fotográfica internacional, intensificando o intercâmbio de informação e de experiências e apoiando jovens artistas.


Anastasia Mityukova, Project Iceworm


Inka and Niclas, Luminous Matter

Danila 6

Danila Tkachenko, Motherland

Maria Iankis Video_Transistion3

Maria Magalena Ianquis, Transition Space

Vanja 2

Vanja Bucan, Correlations and Interventions

Vencedor do Lisboa Meeting Point - Mikhail Bushkov

Galeria Imago Lisboa

R. do Vale de Santo António 50C, 1170-381 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 22:00h

Wednesday to Saturday from 02:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Free entrance

R. da Palma 246, 1100-087 Lisboa

Inaugura a 30 de Setembro às 16:00h

01/10 a 28/01 2022

Wednesday to Saturday from 02:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Free entrance

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Valter Vinagre, Homem morto passou aqui
Jardim das Amoreiras
José Vieira Mendes, Aqui Lisboa: Anos 80
Intermitências, curadoria de Atelier de Lisboa
R. Gonçalves Crespo 6C, 1170-014 Lisboa
Ana Feijão | Carolina Tardin | Frederico Brízida | Margarida Reis Pereira | José Pedro D’Amorim | Pedro Gil Mendonço | Tânia Cadima

Opens on September 23th at 19:00h

24/09 a 23/10

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Saturday from 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Free entrance

Homem Mau hosts the exhibition Intermitências, which presents a set of works produced at the Atelier de Lisboa during the Project Course in Photography and Plastic Arts supervised by Claudia Fischer and José Luís Neto.

Há mar
R. Castilho 71, 1250-068 Lisboa

Inaugura a 14/10 (hora a anunciar)

15/10 a 15/01 2022

Tuesday to Friday from 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Free entrance

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Pedro Quintas, Há mar

MÓDULO – Centro Difusor de Arte 
If All Time Is Eternally Present
Cç dos Mestres 34, 1070-079 Lisboa

Inaugura a 08/10 às 15:00h

09/10 a 06/11

Tuesday to Saturday from 03:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Free entrance

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David Infante, If All Time Is Eternally Present
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R. da Atalaia 12 a 16, 1200-041 Lisboa

Inaugura a 25/09 às 15:00h

26/09 a 13/11

Wednesday to Saturday from 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Free entrance

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Jordi Burch, como coisa real por fora, como coisa real por dentro

Raízes do Erro
Av. 24 de Julho 4C, 1200-109 Lisboa

Opens on September 15th at 06:30 pm

Wednesday to Saturday - from 05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Free entrance

Alice WR | Maria Inês Mouroa | Cecy Jup | Manuela Vaz | Maria Leonardo Cabrita | Susana Moreira |

Madalena Meneses | Tânia Araújo | Maria Sécio | Vera Marmelo | Goreti Ferraz

“Raízes do erro” é uma exposição coletiva de mulheres de várias idades e grupos sociais que, circulando por entre diferentes contextos de socialização, desenvolveram uma reflexão sobre a condição do que é "Ser Jovem, hoje”.

A exposição levanta algumas questões sobre o posicionamento dos jovens perante os fenómenos macrossociais contemporâneos, como sejam as inquietações ambientais e a adopção de estilos de vida saudáveis, as necessidades de pertença e de vinculação, os mecanismos fluidos da construção identitária e os vislumbres especulativos e imaginativos das inúmeras possibilidades de repensar o futuro.

“Raízes do erro” apresenta discursos simbólicos, a cunhar a experiência reflexiva de cada uma das participantes. Se por um lado, os estados de desproteção e de desamparo configuram uma situação metafórica de abandono, a exploração da autonomia, por outro, denota-se como o grito de liberdade.

Com uma ambivalência subtil, as autoras revelam os medos e as incertezas, os  impasses e as possibilidades, mas também a riqueza do erro e/ou a ousadia das escolhas.

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Manuela Vaz 2
Maria Leonardo Cabrita 1
Susana Moreira (1)
Madalena Meneses_02
Tânia Araújo(2)
Maria Sécio (1)
Vera Marmelo 2
Goreti Feraz-2