This is a double volume for an ongoing xerox essay on love, hate, routine and photojournalism by the portuguese Tomè Duarte.
In 2009 he attended an officiai workshop for photojournalists, working hard to show his skeptical tutor he could do this type of thing, fighting against his natural ability to disrespect hierarchy and deadlines as well as painfully refraining from subverting editorial guidelines.
In the end he was offered an internship in one of the major Portuguese newspapers but instead he bought a bus ticket to Spain ending up as a photographer of summer music festivaIs for an online magazine, sleeping in the streets of Granada, asking pennies and stealing food in supermarkets.
Eventually he had to get back to his country’s depressing social and cultural reality and all he had in my hands was a large volume of photographs no serious editor would ever want to publish, haunted by memories of his girlfriend and feelings of fear, despair and solitude.
Only recently while going through his external hard drives Tomè realized these photographs belong together, now sensing in them a struggle between his instincts and responsibilities of the flesh.
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