Book Launch Mário Macilau August 11, 2016

Events / By ZAM

Upcoming event | Join us and meet photographer Mario Macilau who will be launching his photobook Growing in Darkness, published by Kehrer at ZAM on August 11, 2016.

Macilau's book is a powerful documentation of a complex history implicit to the challenging circumstances of homeless children living in the city of Maputo, Mozambique. It makes a significant contribution not only to African photography but also to the tradition of black and white photography.

17:00 Arrive
17:30 Artist Talk Mario Macilau about his book
17:45 Photographer Kadir van Lohuizen in conversation with Macilau
18:15 Drinks and bookselling

Only a limited number of books will be available at the launch. In case copies will be sold out we are happy to take your order.

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Fresh from the press. Growing in darkness in Johannesburg in July, 2016. Photo by Mario Macilau

We are thankful for our generous sponsor Kaaps Wijnhuis whose support ensures we can enjoy a good glass of wine during the launch.


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Learn more about Mario Macilau:

Africa is a country, Photographer Mário Macilau’s Portraits of the “Forgotten” Elderly, February 7 2013

African Digital Art, Interview with Mozambique Photographer Mario Macilau, 14 October 2015

Al Jazeera English, Mario Macilau: A Unique Gaze, 28 May 2013

BBC, Mario Macilau. The street child who became a top photographer, 8 September 2015

CNN, Growing up in darkness, 8 July 2015

House and Leisure, Porthole Photography. A Mozambican photographer's powerful portraits draw viewers in, 29 March 2016

Okayafrica, Mozambique Photographer Mário Macilau on African Representations and ‘Living Life Forward’, 28 May 2013

Spiegel, Fotos von Straßenkindern in Mosambik: Die eigene Vergangenheit vor Augen, 23 September 2015

Wallpaper*, Close-up: Mário Macilau reveals the secrets to his award-winning portraiture, 1 March 2016