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Bronze 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Jamestown

  • Photographer
    João Miguel Barros

Jamestown is one of the oldest districts of the city of Accra. In this immense space bordering the sea, a vast community of fishermen live and work, fishing being their main source of survival. The place, built from a cluster of hundreds of informal slum-like habituations, is a microcosm of life where one is only able to enter with the right people. The selected images focus on the activity of these fishermen during the low season, an important pause in time to take care of the necessary tools for work.

João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a Lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau. Recent individual exhibitions: “Creative Macau”, Macau (2017), “Museu Berardo”, Lisbon, (2018), “Macau Contemporary Art Center”, Macau (2019), Albergue SCM (2019) and “Fund. Rui Cunha, Macau (2020). He has also participated in several group exhibitions. He published three photobooks. Currently he is publishing the “Zine Photo” (www.zine.photo) including his own work. João Miguel Barros is also a freelance curator in contemporary photography.