ART by FÁBIO MIGUEL ROQUE

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I truly believe that art can shape and comment on the world we live in. I’m not a documentary photographer, but I very much appreciate this kind of work, and I think people are really sensitized with some projects. Projects can really change their minds about important issues. I’m thinking of issues with the flow of migrants in Europe, or the war in Syria. The art cannot change the world, but it can help people understand better what is going on around us.
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I must say that my proximity or distance to the subject I want to shoot always depends a lot of what I’m trying to do. But usually I like to create heavy, dark and mysterious atmospheres in my photography. I like shooting environments where we can not draw any conclusions at once, but instead have to think about what we’re really seeing.
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Redemption is somehow different from all my other series. I usually first look for a theme, then yes, I start shooting. In the case of “Redemption” was an inverse process. It is a project that shows my personal reflection of my journey to the present day. So it’s definitely a autobiographical project, but not only that; I tried to build a memory, a register of my recent journey as an individual, and also as an individual within a society as complex as ours.

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It’s a project that can be approached from different angles, but reflect contradictory topics as faith, death, sex and loneliness.

ABOUT FÁBIO

Fábio is a photographer of 30 years based in Sintra, Portugal. Fábio loves photography, especially black and white. And styles of shooting more dark and mysterious. Some of Fábio’s reference photographers are Daido Moriyama, Paulo Nozolino, Anders Petterson and Antoine D’Agata. Find more of their work here.
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Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, poetry, and creative nonfiction from marginalized creators.

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