Category Archives: Mozambique


Pioneer Mozambique artist Valente Malangatana

"much more than a creator, much more than an artist- [Valente Malangatana is ] someone who demonstrates that there is a universal language, the language of art, which allows us to communicate a message of peace, of refusal of war."

-  UNESCO's Director-General Federico Mayor

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Dá Licença: Potraits of homes in Maputo

Mozambican photgrapher Mauro Pinto photographers living spaces in Maputo's Mafalala quarter. Winner of the BESphoto competition of 2012.
“the series reveals the manner in which the artist gives himself over to the reality of the people who inhabit the spaces portrayed while at the same time conveying an historical and sociological perspective on … Continue Reading ››

Occupations in Mozambique

Photographer Filipe Branquinho captures the daily working lives of the residents of Mozambique. Occupations presents the inhabitants of Maputo hard at work.
The first idea was to photograph the urban working people in their environments and to move away from the cliché of rural Africa. At the beginning, my subjects were public service employees, but I quickly … Continue Reading ››