International Prize for Contemporary African Photography

Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977 in Maputo, Mozambique. Lives in Maputo, Mozambique

Interior Landscapes, 2011-2014

Interior Landscapes is a project on the present of the past. Each image explores the patina of time on the spaces and forms, environments and materials, the color and the light and the urbanity of the place. The photographer does not explore these issues with any romantic nostalgia or sentimentality but with the perspective and the eye of the reporter. The absence of human presence adds, in each image, the intensity of a dramatic presence, deaf and ambiguous, which is revealed in the illustration and use of the site, as seen by its owner, user or occupant.