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Filipe Branquinho

Born in 1977, Maputo, Mozambique
Lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique

Born in 1977, Maputo, Mozambique
Lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique


Lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique
Filipe Branquinho grew up during Mozambique’s civil war in an environment closely connected to the world of journalism and arts. He became particularly sensitive to images through contacts with some of the greatest names in Mozambican photography, such as, Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam and José Cabral. Branquinho studied architecture first in Mozambique and then in Brazil where he began a process of self- taught exploration of photography and art.

Branquinho addresses issues of social content focused in the reality of Mozambique, especially the ways of life of the population, the mythologies and the urban dynamics. In his practice, he explores topics such as the difference of class, culture, politics, collective memory or the labour conditions. His style combines his architectural affiliation and his familiarity with the "school" of Mozambican photography, fusing genres as the portrait and landscape. The portraits of large format, in which the models pose for the photographer in their environments of work or residence, are a strong brand of his work. Those are at the same time individual portraits and the "survey" or the inventory of social spaces and architecture. He suggests personal stories; outlines a documentary map of a changing African world, but disappoints any expectation for exoticism.

In 2013 he was selected as a finalist for the BES Photo award with the Showtime series. With the series Interior Landscapes (2011-2014) he won the Popcap'15 - International Prize for Contemporary African Photography.
 
The photographic project called "Occupations" began in early 2011. This set of pictures was held in Mozambican cities, in order to capture its spirit through architecture, landscape and its occupants. The focus of this work is a particular social group that represents a majority and that is present throughout the urban fabric: in large cities, in the suburbs, the coastal zone, in gated communities, etc... Each photograph is unique and wants to dignify the portrayed in the exercise of their occupation and how they communicate with the space it occupies. It is in this set of pictures that cities are elucidated in the light that surrounds them, in the colour palette and in the history of people who live there.
Filipe Branquinho is a multi talented artist who besides photography works with drawings and collages.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

Joël Andrianomearisoa,

Pierre Bodo,

Filipe Branquinho

Seyni Awa Camara,

Mama Casset,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Omar Victor Diop,

John Goba,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Seydou Keïta,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

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Author : André Magnin & Mehdi Qotbi
Editor : Langages du sud
2017

PRESS


Steve Bandoma,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Evora Africa: crossing continents

Financial Times

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By Maya Jaggi

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01.06.2018
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Filipe Branquinho,

Mauro Pinto


Filipe Branquinho e Mauro Pinto no 1° Festival Evora Africa em Portugal

O Pais

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By José dos Remédios

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29.05.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Klèmèguè,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Marcel Miracle,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


The Historic Portuguese City of Evora Celebrates Contemporary Art from Africa

Widewalls

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By Elena Martinique

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18.05.2018
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Filipe Branquinho


Filipe Branquinho opens "Botânica" in Maputo

Club of Mozambique
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30.11.2016
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Filipe Branquinho


Paris Photo prend ses quartiers sous la verrière du Grand Palais

Exponaute

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By Agathe Lautréamont

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13.11.2015
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Filipe Branquinho


Mali's Showcase of Contemporary African Photography Returns in the Wake of Political Turmoil

Arsty

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By Sean O'Toole

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02.11.2015
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