Media file portuguese prison photo project


Media release, 15 August 2017

Who has seen a prison from the inside? the portuguese prison photo project has taken up the challenge to give an insight into contemporary and historical prisons of Portugal. The result of this project is shown in the Centro Português de Fotografia (CPF), housed in the former prison building of the city of Porto. Contemporary pictures have been shot by two photo­graphers, the Portuguese Luis Barbosa and the Swiss Peter M. Schulthess, in 2016/2017. Their complementary approaches are supplemen­ted by historical pictures from state archives. The exhibition of 150 photographs will be inaugurated on 8 September 2017 and last from 9 September until 3 December 2017.

Media file

The Media file offers a detailed account about the initial idea of the exhibition project, its realization and background information about the photographers.


Organizers and both photographers will be available on the days ahead of the inauguration for interviews, photos and video recordings as well as for a tour through the exhibition.

Photographs for downloading

The photographs shown below are available free of charge*. Please submit your request to receive your personal link to download them.

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Rules

*Conditions regarding the use of photographs for reasons of illustration of a report about the exhibition:

Print media: the reproduction of photographs of the above selection is authorized for the sole editorial use regarding the exhibition "the portuguese prison photo project", for the duration of the exhibition. The CPF must be informed about the use of the photographs.

Internet: the reproduction of photographs in low definition of the above selection is authorized for the sole editorial use regarding the exhibition "the portuguese prison photo project", for the duration of the exhibition. The CPF must be informed about the use of the photographs.

Keeping archives of these photographs after the duration of the exhibition, or their later use in another context, is prohibited.