O Milagre da Multiplicação - (The Miracle of Multiplication)
I am a 20-year-old Portuguese Visual Artist that has recently graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA (Hons) degree in Photography. With a passion for design, story telling, moving image and book making, my work uses these mediums to translate a poetic exploration of the subject. It communicates the layers that the eye can’t meet landing my works in a very specific niche: in between the documentary and fine art territories.
About the work:
Each year Portugal is consumed by numerous wildfires. However, the attention focused on this issue dissipates quickly. Media coverage of death and destruction is sensationalist, but investigations of the deeper issues are superficial. Portuguese politicians promise preventative measures and greater resources, but nothing is done. The truth is that humans are guilty of the wildfires and industries and governmental organisations profit from this situation.
O Milagre da Multiplicação (The Miracle of Multiplication), explores the impact of the wildfires and the material, human and national loss to my country. It reflects the sense of grief that most people share, even if not directly affected by the fires. Photographs of the scarred landscape raise questions about why and how this keeps happening.