Fernando Lemos dedicates the book to José-Augusto França
Fernando Lemos dedicates the book to José-Augusto França

Volume of Ph Series dedicated to Fernando Lemos was presented to the public

June 6, 2019

The fourth volume of the Ph series, dedicated to the modernist Fernando Lemos, was yesterday presented at the Imprensa Nacional Library, in a session that was attended by the artist.

The book explores the photographic work of Fernando Lemos and in it appear several portraits of national arts and letters, such as Sophia de Mello Breyner, Jorge de Sena, Adolfo Casais Monteiro, Arpad Szenes, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Mário Cesariny, Jorge de Sena or José-Augusto França. It also has an essay by Filomena Serra, a researcher on Art History, who underlines the "performativity of many of these portraits".

Fernando Lemos was born in Lisbon in 1926 and belongs to the third generation of Portuguese modernist artists. He has developed a multifaceted activity, focusing in particular on the visual arts (painting, drawing, photography) and design (graphic and industrial), but also writing and teaching. Already exhibited in Portugal, Brazil, France, England, Japan, USA, Austria, Italy, among many other countries. He was National Photography Award in 2001 and, on June 6, 2018, he became Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator.

The Ph Series is a collection of monographs dedicated to contemporary Portuguese photographers. These editions intend to make known the work of the authors, presenting the expanded and multiple territories of Photography. They are always bilingual and always include unpublished works and texts of various specialists.

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