In spite of depicting interiors and exteriors or including fragments from a nature debilitated by human actions, in spite of reproducing distant and distinct locations in Europe’s political and cultural geography, in spite of revealing bodies that are different from each other (though all of them are in transit between a world of shadows and a field of silences), this set of twenty photographs by Rodrigo Amado defines an urban itinerary that might be read by our imaginations as cohesive. Besides that, Rodrigo Amado explores strategies for the immediate (visual) fixation of his subject and for its (narrative/musical) sequential development – we may get a better grasp of these images’ meanings if we know that Herberto Helder’s book Os Passos em Volta “the steps around”was used by the photographer as both the starting-point and the destination of his inner journey.
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