'Imperfect Friends' animal photography exhibition in Tavira
Carlos Filipe with Boris

‘Imperfect Friends’ animal photography exhibition in Tavira

Carlos Filipe has already released a book 

Carlos Filipe – a photographer who has become well-known in the Algarve for photographing animals (many times abandoned or disabled animals looking for a forever home) – will launch a new photography exhibition at the Álvaro de Campos municipal library in Tavira on Wednesday (August 2).

Entitled ‘Amigos (im)Perfeitos’ (Imperfect Friends), the exhibition will feature a collection of photographs taken by Carlos over the years.

The inauguration ceremony will take place at 6pm and will be attended by the photographer and his four-legged friend, Boris.

Visitors will “get to know a group of animals that changed the lives of everyone around them with their will to live and the love they gave to those who welcomed them, even under difficult circumstances. They lifted their heads when the world seemed to bring them down. Each of them has a story told by those who saved them. They all have a charismatic beauty, and they all have something to teach us,” says a statement released by Tavira Council.

On the exhibition’s opening day, there will also be a “brief conversation” about the exhibition and its theme with Tavira Animal Ombudsman, Agnes Freitas, and João Ferreira from the ARA animal association.

On the same day, the library will be visited by some of the dogs temporarily housed at the municipal dog and cat shelter in Tavira.

Carlos Filipe is originally from Aljustrel and has a degree in Portuguese and English which he obtained before moving to the Algarve in 2005.

He began taking photographs “out of sheer curiosity” in 2009 and has been developing his craft ever since, having had his work published in numerous newspapers and magazines.

In 2019, he released his first book “Amigos (im)Perfeitos”.

By Michael Bruxo

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