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The Azores Exhibition

Poster for The Azores: 9 Islands | 9 Photographers An Exhibition at University Crossing at UMass Lowell March 6 - April 17, 2019. Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at UMass Lowell's Moloney Hall at University Crossing.

The Azores: 9 Islands | 9 Photographers

An Exhibition at University Crossing

March 6 - April 17, 2019

An initiative of Estação Imagem with support from the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores and presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies.

Opening Reception

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Moloney Hall at University Crossing
  • With a Keynote Address by Pedro Letria, noted artist and professor at Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal


Spread through nine different islands, the Azores archipelago in the mid-Atlantic is a space where humans and nature have learned to live together since the 15th century.

Due to centuries of geographic isolation and powerful geological events like volcanoes and earthquakes, these islands are places with a strong identity and distinct personalities, conveyed through the lens of nine major Portuguese photographers, each focusing on one island.

The artists capture landscapes, gestures and glaces that evoke culture and expressions of identity. The sea is a perennial background and unifying feature, the mists of which enshroud the Azores in mystery and a magical allure.

Featured Artists

  • Luís Barra
  • Pedro Letria
  • Bruno Portela
  • Luís Ramos
  • José Manuel Ribeiro
  • Daniel Rocha
  • José António Rodrigues
  • Gonçalo Rosa da Silva
  • Luís Vasconcelos

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