Remains of an Empire – the photography of Luís de Almeida

Remains of an Empire was an exhibition dedicated to the photographic work of Luís de Almeida. Using the name of one of its photographic projects, the exhibition sought to confront his life story with his visual production, showing a selection of photographs, images and various documents that the author has collected and produced over time. The main purpose of the exhibition was to highlight the uniqueness of both his biographical trajectory – from soldier in the Colonial War to collaborator with an NGO – and his artistic production, drawing attention to the multiplicity and complexity of perspectives caused by the colonial situation.

The exhibition was held at Espaço Campanhã between April and May 2018, and was curated by Maria Manuela Restivo and Vera Carmo.