An exhibition that evokes the 50-year career of photographer Alfredo Cunha is on display in the Leica Store gallery. The honouree was the guide of the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira.
"Leica Years" presents 50 years of photographs by Alfredo Cunha, who, throughout his career, has almost always used the most diverse Leica cameras exclusively. The exhibition is the result of a selection by the author, in which each picture has its personal story.
Porto City Hall is a partner of the initiative and Rui Moreira visited the exhibition last Tuesday, and had a guided tour by Alfredo Cunha. In the end, the Mayor of Porto received a personalised magnifying glass from Leica Store.
The topics of the exhibition are the story of one and many lives, with no chronological sequence, such as flashbacks, recoveries, and alerts. From deep Portugal to present-day Portugal, from Africa to the Middle East, from military groups to demonstrations. From portraits to everyday life, this exhibit comprises a series of captured moments that touch the visitors’ senses.
Alfredo Cunha began his career as a professional photographer in 1970, in advertising photography, and the following year he embraced photojournalism. He worked for several newspapers and news agencies, having been a photo editor for the newspapers Público and Jornal de Notícias, for the Edipresse group, and a photography director for Agência Global Imagens. He currently develops several editorial projects as a freelancer.
He was the official photographer of the Presidents of the Republic Ramalho Eanes and Mário Soares, having been awarded the Ordem do Infante D. Henrique. He published more than 30 books dedicated to photography and the most diverse current topics, with emphasis on his work on the 25th of April, Portuguese decolonization, and the Iraq war.
The exhibition "Leica Years" is on display at the Leica Store gallery (Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 48-52). It can be visited from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm. The rules by the health authority, Direção-Geral da Saúde (Directorate-General for Health) apply.