As part of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, we were invited to join the artistic project Reimaginar Guimarães, dedicated to several photographic collections of the city. The Muralha Photography Collection has about 6,000 glass clichés with photographs of the city of Guimarães from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Learn more about our participation in this project here.
“Revising the City” is the title of the third exhibition of this project, which also featured photographs by Inês d’Orey and Carlos Lobo. Based on a selection of images of public space from the Wall Collection, the photographers returned to the same places of the original photographs, recording their current vision. In the book, the new images photographed in 2012 were placed alongside the old images, some dating back to the 19th century.
This exhibition once again encourages the public to explore the Muralha Photography Collection, and is in line with the visual identity we developed for the Reimaginar Guimarães project. In the development of the logo, through the suppression of the word “Guimarães”, we tried to instigate the public to discover the collection and the places that the images reveal, a theme that the artistic project also worked on.