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José Pedro Cortes

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14 kms south from Lisboa, where I live, is Costa da Caparica.
During the last years I often found myself returning to this magnetic place.

José Pedro Cortes

Costa da Caparica is a place, south of Lisboa - a strip of land that exists between the last stretch of civilisation and the beach.

In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location. We are flooded by a strange luminosity; a dazzling and mysterious light which imbues these spaces with a disconcerting and unreal atmosphere, like something seen while in a hypnotic state, encouraging the spectator to participate in a suggestive and paradoxical exploration of individual experience. 

* Included in Best books of 2013 for Le Monde.  here
* Top 3 of 2013 for Michael Mack - The eyes magazine. here
* Review in 1000words Mag #17.  here

* Review by Colin Pantall. here
* Review by Adam Bell. here

Costa by José Pedro Cortes
Pierre von Kleist editions, 2013
Hardcover, 21x30.5cm, 80 pages


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