to Jan 7 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Macão: 100 Years of Photography | Alcântara | 6€
Portugal and Macão are the the yin and yang of Eurasia. They are intertwined in more ways than one. So, it’s probably fitting that most of the images on display are in black and white.
(psst… here’s some ancient Eastern wisdom: the museum is closed on Mondays and free on Fridays from 18 to 22h).
From the organizers:
Take a unique journey through the social and political history of Macao, which was under Portuguese rule for 450 years. As in many other domains, Macao was ahead of its time in photography, dating back to 1844 the daguerreotypes of amateur photographer Jules Itier, the oldest known images of the region.
The photographic work on Macao, produced over a hundred years by amateurs and professionals, is scattered throughout the world, integrating private collections and those of museums and institutions.
In this collection of images, which are part of the vast collection of the Museum of the Orient, we travel through the historical past of Macao: buildings and districts that have disappeared or are deeply altered, major local and national events and the daily life of Macanese communities, their traditions, and customs.