This week's cover: Hugo Feio Machado


Hugo Feio Machado is an emergent photographer that lives in London and studies in Wales.

«I take photographs because they help me to remember, and to communicate. I think about narrative and how images work together, what I photograph, and what for. 
I see Photography as medium of recollection of memories that have an immediate effect on our realm. I agree with Martha Rosler, that "without substantial social activism we have not seen real documentary". I like the idea of how to pass on ideas in to a wider audience. 
Requiem to a dying planet has been observing, since 2009, how forms of subsistence farming occur in differents landscapes, I started with the landscape of the Sahara Desert, Flora´s Song, 2009. Later in 2010 warm ground, the mountain landscape of Trás-os-Montes, and now, 2011, my own plot project which is observing the domestic vegetable gardens of the urbanscape of cities; at the moment London, Newport, South Wales and hopefully more to come.»

Hugo Feio Machado

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