MARIO MACILAU ZIONIST SERIES

They have absolutely nothing, not even a piece of land. I want people to look and think about them. It is through photography that people learn something about realities that they had never even imagined. She directed the documentary Assim Estamos Livres: I believe in the power of words, but I also believe in the opposite, that one picture is worth a thousand words. Racial hatred and political and economic struggle. Macilau is a teller of stories and as he narrates he meditates through his images on the social, political and economic environment in his country and in the world, which he explores in its unfeigned naked and raw form. In this oil-rich country, a plot of land can cost millions of dollars.

It is through photography that people learn something about realities that they had never even imagined. The second part of the catalogue consists of photographs taken in Makoko in Nigeria, a slum in Yaba, in the suburbs of Lagos. What criteria did you use to select the photographs for this exhibition and catalogue? It reminds me of what Steve McCurry once said: The polluted water is their only means of communication and boats are their sole means of transport. Their lives depend on water and wood. They have absolutely nothing, not even a piece of land. Camera in hand, he approaches the countless anonymous people who appear in his work — it is the movement of contemporary man and his relationship with space that interest him.

It is through photography that instants reveal their true selves.

Did you try to talk to them? It is through photography that people learn something about realities that they had never even imagined. In my photos I look for lives, beautiful soulful faces.

What criteria did you use to select the photographs for this exhibition and catalogue?

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Racial hatred and political and economic struggle. When I think about the past, I think in grey. Do you find the situations you photograph troubling? As he states himself, he does not stage or create the photographic moment.

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The Zionist Church is based around the figure of the pastor mifundisi, in Tsongawho has various talents and presides at ceremonies. People choose what they want to see and I see people as people and not as poor. The unadorned body thus becomes the protagonist of the realities he captures. Skip to Content Skip to Navigation.

How do you see your future as an artist? They are images of situations that are largely unknown. Through his images, he reveals to us a little of the World. I hope my photographs help people become more informed. Camera in hand, he approaches the countless anonymous people who appear in his work — it is the movement of contemporary man and his relationship with space that interest him. One day, an English photographer macilay to take some pictures on the Costa do Sol, in Maputo, before daybreak.

So large numbers of homeless and poor have created a community of wooden and corrugated zinc huts on stilts in the sea. It is at times like these that we zionlst as people.

Is there a central idea in your life? I believe in the power of words, but I also believe in the opposite, that one picture is worth a thousand words. It is my eye on reality… I use photography as a means of social intervention.

Mário Macilau – Purification of the Soul (The Zionist series) – Contemporary Art

Man is full of hatred. Amcilau perform ceremonies such as baptisms and practice rituals involving animal sacrifices. Most of your work focuses on poverty and hardship.

Their lives depend on water and wood. Through my photography I believe I can at least contribute something to the world; not just because I have talent, but rather because of the characteristics of our space.

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Mário Macilau

Or we discover that we should devote ourselves to something more than just our own petty problems, and rebuild the ruins that we see around us everywhere. Published under a Creative Commons License. And after that everything went smoothly… The most important thing is to show character and to be nice to people.

I never take photographs at a distance because I like to create a relationship between the camera and the people I shoot. But logging and water pollution cause serious environmental damage, mainly due to the systematic felling of trees. I want people to look and think about them. Macilau is a teller of stories and as he narrates he meditates through his images on the social, political and economic environment in his country and in the world, which he explores in its unfeigned naked and raw form.

The polluted water is their only means of communication and boats are their sole means of transport. The second part of the catalogue consists of photographs taken in Makoko in Nigeria, a slum in Yaba, in the suburbs of Lagos. I never made a conscious decision to become a photographer, it just happened and I went with it.

Sometimes we sense that we should do something like plant a tree, even if we know that we will never eat its fruit or sit in its shade. How did the idea for the The Maziones series come about? I use photography as a means of creative and active expression. In this oil-rich country, a plot of land can cost millions of dollars.