A vision about the new Romeiros (catholic pilgrims) from alto-minho region in Portugal was the call for a photographic research of many years. The photographer walked among a people that, despite being strongly attached to the ancient religious traditions, was able to create profane and intense bonds with them; this is more noticed right now on the 21st century. This work present us a vivid universe, colorful and surprising, that a selected few know so profoundly well and it makes us immediately think in a complex way about our own roots and identity.
The Romeiros Outtakes blog is the first stage of the terminus of this unique work. A bilingual book is being produced and searching for an editor and/or a sponsor (help on this matter will be much appreciated!) and there’s also four exhibitions, already confirmed, that will be divulged here.
Along 2010, at the pace of one per week, some photos from Paulo Alegria will be published together with texts written by Raul Pereira . These images won’t be present in the book and/or in at the exhibitions due to the lack of space and/or selection criteria.