Eduardo Gageiro’s Lisbons

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Eduardo Gageiro is a world-renowned Portuguese photographer. He has exhibited and received awards in dozens of countries, worked as a photojournalist and travelled the world for decades, but Lisbon is the most favoured setting for his work. In this paper we examine
Portugal’s capital city through Gageiro’s lens in the 1960s and 70s, especially during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, which Gageiro was one of the few photographers to cover, notably following the Movement of the Captains in downtown Terreiro do Paço.
An approach to neorealism is clear in many of his pictures, in the sense of an aesthetics seeking to expose the truth, with a social awareness and willingness to politically intervene, and, accordingly, to show the city’s reality through its disparities, injustice, poverty, ignorance, prejudice, and suffering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCities of the Lusophone World
EditorsDoris Wieser, Ana Filipa Prata
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78874-252-8 , 978-1-78874-253-5 , 978-1-78874-254-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-78874-251-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Eduardo Gageiro
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Photojournalism
  • Photography
  • Neorealism
  • 20th century


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