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FÁBIO MIGUEL ROQUE

ORIGIN

The people, which once looked happy and contented with their lives, sunshine and other short-termed things, now look to us through the layers of transformation: sometimes the faces are covered with dust and scratches. Sometimes we see an inverted version of black-and-white, like if we looked on the film, dark faces with white eyes, alien creatures with no visible relation to us—just the prints of emulsion. And as an archaeologist of the Egyptian mummies, a viewer of this book is supposed to look into the histories which never get him closer to the truth: who were these people and what happened to all them? Photography is the only answer to the question of life, that’s why it makes it the closest metaphor for death: everything what can be reflected paper and stored forever in a form of a print, may as easily disappear in the reality from the face of Earth. Everything what’s reflected on the photo, will never be the same. Including us.


FÁBIO MIGUEL ROQUE
Born 1985, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lives and works in Sintra, Portugal.