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"There are no early reference to Portuguese made cameras at the turn of the XIX century. A few retailers would sell German, British and French cameras. In last Photographica Fair in London I found a tailboard camera branded by J.J. Ribeiro & Cia…"
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Publication: Carlos and Margarida Relvas, Portuguese amateur photographers.

Carlos Relvas (1838-1894) is the best know among 19th Century Portuguese amateur photographers’, he was a very healthy farmer from the Ribatejo region and built his unique “Casa da Fotografia” is his hometown Golegã  ( ; ). In the not too rich panorama of Portuguese photo history he has…


Posted on December 2, 2015 at 16:00

Publication: Catalogue on XIXth Architecture Photography

Published by Spanish National Library as a catalogue for the exhibition Mirar la Arquitectura – Fotografia Monumental en el Siglo XIX  included in the 2015 Photo España (3 July-4 October 2015) , this book edited by researchers, Delfin Rodriguez Ruiz, Helena Perez Gallardo, and with texts by the two former and Helene Bocard,  Inmaculada Aguilar Civera, Carlos…


Posted on October 20, 2015 at 11:30

Exhibition: D. Amelia e a Fotografia (Photographs of the last Queen of Portugal)

D. Amélia e a Fotografia. The last 20 years (1890/1910) of Portuguese Monarchy were the subject for a wide number of photographers, ranging from the best known professionals to several members of the Royal Family. 

This exhibition collects 130 of those images from the collections of "Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança" and "Palácio Nacional da Ajuda" and will…


Posted on October 16, 2015 at 11:30

e-Publication: early Portuguese photography

Olhares sobre a fotografia is a new e-book by Nuno Pinheiro, free to download from It is a collection of texts, mostly published in the extinct Lisbon daily A Capital dealing with early Portuguese photography. One of them is "Gramophones da Luz" a 1990's academic paper, which is the first try on having photography seen by a social history point…


Posted on June 2, 2015 at 10:30

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At 22:37 on May 26, 2014, Manuel Magalhaes said…

Obrigado pela sua resposta! Realmente são poucos aqueles que procuram e investigam sobre a fotografia portuguesa, nomeadamente durante o seculo XIX!


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