PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTELLISBON: TWO SOULS
Spring Workshop 2017 • Lisbon, Portugal • June 11-17
Saint Anthony celebrations in Lisbon
“Pereira maintains he met him one summer’s day. A fine fresh sunny summer’s day and Lisbon was sparkling” from Pereira Mantains, Antonio Tabucchi
TPW goes back to Lisbon. Join us during the Santo Antonio celebrations, when the city explodes with colourful decorations, to celebrate its patron saint. In the squares and narrow street of Lisbon, music, dance, colour, street parties contribute to create a special atmosphere.
The Santo Antonio Festival is characterised by the tradition of the ‘Noivas de Santo Antonio’, (the Brides of Saint Anthony), when hundreds of Lisbon couples make the most of the occasion to get married and celebrate their nuptials with one of the biggest parties imaginable.
The build up to the Santo Antonio Festival takes place over the course of several days before the city reaches a crescendo of excitement on the night of 12th June. Revellers party until the sun rises before heading home to sleep off the excesses of the night before. 13th June is a public holiday in Lisbon and is the official day of Santo Antonio.
(thanks to EZPortugal)
Lisbon is a multi-faced place.
You can enjoy the historical part of town, go for long walks and stop at the miradoures for breath taking views of the city and the river that soon will meet the ocean, take a ride on the yellow trams that are the symbolic icon of the city, and stop for lunch in one of the many small restaurants and eat fresh fish.
But this was the scenario offered to tourists visiting Lisbon up to a few years ago.
Recently there has been a soft revolution, and many areas that were abandoned are having a second life! The rhythm of the city is still very relaxed, but there is a new vibe, you can feel it behind the surface.
You will still find the old-fashioned restaurants with waiters in white shirt and black tie, and close nearby the new music bars – not copies of places you could find around Europe – but with a true Portuguese elegance and stigma.
Fado mixes with jazz and hip music from Angola and Cabo Verde: it is a continuous trip back and forth between past/present/future
To photograph all this, the venues, day and night life of the city, and capture this new rhythm, Pauliana Valente Pimentel will be the perfect teacher.
Born in Lisbon, and still using it as home when not travelling to photograph around the world, she will take you with her and introduce you to her friends, show you corners of Lisbon you would not find on your own, where the public space is intensely lived and help you in organizing you project on the city.
You will explore the city in its varied aspects, the inhabitants, the dynamics of street, the local trade, day and night
Her energy is contagious, she know everything and everybody in Lisbon, and will make this workshop a memorable one.
This workshop is perfect for those who want to improve their experience street-photography, pushing their comfort zone to the limit and at the same time have the chance to live in deep the life of one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.
Over the week, there will be daily meetings and critiques.
Pauliana will help us in finding accommodation, possibly all in the same area.
Meals are independent but, as usual, we always end up having dinner together.
Pauliana Valente Pimentel was born in Lisbon in 1975, the city where she still lives but she is working all around the world. As an artist and a freelance photographer she has been producing photo reportages since 1999 for various Portuguese and foreign magazines and newspapers.
In 2005 she took part in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program. She was member of the [Kameraphoto] collective from 2006 until its extinction in 2014, and a founding member of the “N’WE" collective in 2016. Besides her participation in collectively authored books, she produced her own first book 'VOL I' in 2009, published by Pierre Von Kleist and ' Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage' in 2011 by Gulbenkian Foundation. Filmography: “Diz-se que Portugal é um bom país para se viver”, 40 min, Portugal 2011; “Jovens de Atenas / Youth of Athens”, 13 min. Athens, Greece, 2012; “Entre Nous”, 51 min. Portugal, France, 2014.
In 2015 she won the prize for the best photographic work of the year by the Portuguese Author Society and in 2016 she was nominee for the Novo Banco prize, the most important prize in Portugal for contemporary photography.
She did already several exhibitions in Europe - Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, but also outside such as EUA, Turkey, China and Africa (Morocco, and Cape Vert). She was represented for five years by Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporanea in Chiado and nowadays she is represented by Galeria das Salgadeiras, in Lisbon. Part of her work belongs to private and institutional collections.
Date: June 19-25, 2016
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Workshop fee: € 995
ACCOMODATIONS AND MEALS
We are booking rooms at a local hotel that will also be the base for our workshop (or very close to it)
Costs vary according to the size of the room and number of persons in the room. We will let you know in advance the cost: you are also free to search your own accommodation if you prefer. Once you confirm the participation, we will confirm your room and you will pay the hotel directly.
Meals will be independent and paid separately.
No car needed.