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Printed Photography and Propaganda in The Portuguese Estado Novo

Filomena Serra (Ed.)

Through montage and photomontage, printed photography under Portuguese Estado Novo explored the narrative and connotative potential of the image in different printed media, becoming highly significant both in the official propaganda and in the discourses of those opposed to the regime. The reader will find a set of selected publications from the late 1920s to the 1970s, organised in four thematic chapters transversal. We have given priority to information regarding the authorship of the photographs, drawings, illustrations, texts and other informative elements, with the aim of offering a contextualised synthesis of the public and historical dimension of this printed photographic culture, always with a view on the dialogue between text and image.

Texts by Filomena Serra, Paula André, Manuel Villaverde Cabral, Javier Ortiz-Echagüe, Eduardo Cintra Torres, José Guilherme Victorino, Natasha Revez, Sofia Leal Rodrigues, Patrícia Ferraz de Matos, Susana Lourenço Marques, Luciene Lehmkuhl, Israel Guarda, Ana Barata, Heloísa Paulo, José Oliveira, Filipa Subtil, Filipa Lowndes Vicente, Maria Manuela Gomes, Leonor Pires Martins, Patrícia Ferraz de Matos, Inês Vieira Gomes, Afonso Dias Ramos, João Leal, Vasco Ribeiro, Susana S. Martins, Paul Melo e Castro And Ros Boisier

Photos by Fábio Cunha

Saturday the 25th at 4 pm in the MNAC Sculptures Garden.