In an era where social environment is characterized by its huge mutability, “Arquipélago” shows us authentic people in authentic contexts, in an insular Africa deprived of natural resources.
The photo essay from João Ferreira (Leiria, 1976) is a dip in two islands of an archipelago that has the name of a country: CAPE VERDE
Produced in the spring of 2015, on the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão, this work presents us a vision stripped of filters and illusions, which demonstrates the strength of the photograph in documenting the reality of a young country, celebrating 40 years of independence.
“Arquipélago” runs along the tracks of a territory with a unique identity, mixture of love for music, for football and by the sea, with a poetic look over mankind.
João Ferreira was born in Leiria (1976), where he lives and works.
Photography accompanies him in an intermittent journey, parallel to all his other activities since the 90's, at which point, with his analogue and second hand Zenit from the 80's, he took his first steps in the discovery of this passion.
Since 2008 he develops his works with the use of digital photography, using the analogue camera once in a while. Between 2010 and 2011 he published in some classic car magazines in Portugal and France.
Since 2012 the subjects of his works are mainly dedicated to the humanist documental photography, having had numerous projects produced and published in different countries.