Temporary Exhibition

THE PORTUGUESE PRISON PHOTO PROJECT

11 of May to 29 of September of 2019

the portuguese prison photo project provides an insight into seven portuguese contemporary prisons. From the largest and oldest dating back to the 1880s to the newest opened in 2004.

The images, captured by two photographers, a portuguese (Luís Barbosa) and a swiss (Peter M. Schulthess), show different approaches and perspectives and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.

Who ever saw a prison on the inside?

For most of us is just a ideia that we create when reading or watching films of these spaces.

the portuguese prison photo project crosses the different looks of two photographers about seven contemporary portuguese prisons. Luís Barbosa (SPA 2018, prize winner ) and Peter Schulthess lead us into a world that portrays portuguese prisons, from the oldest, created in 1880, to the most modern, opened in 2004.

Historical images, coming from national archives, complete the exhibition that will remain in the space of the temporary exhibitions room of the Aljube Museum until the end of September 2019.

General information about the project

Inauguration of the exhibition

10 May – 7 pm

Floor 0, Hall of The Temporary Exhibitions Room of the Aljube Museum

11 May

Exhibition Opening

International Conference

Conference Program

May 23 and 24

23 at the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom and 24 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon

International Conference

Prisons in Portugal and Europe: Regimes of detention and Monitoring of Regimes

Complete program

Program

the portuguese prison photo project

11 of May to 29 of September of 2019, Aljube Museum

Temporary Exhibition – Inauguration: May 10 – 7 pm;
Opening to the public: May 11