TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Forgotten Neighborhood

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Rui Minderico
  • Agency / Studio
    Rui Minderico Unipessoal Lda
  • Technical Info
    Fuji Xt-3
  • Photo Date

Setúbal, a city 40kms south of the capital, Lisbon. In a city with around 115.000 habitants, there is a clandestine neighborhood, that still inherits the problems of the people from the former colonies, who came to Portugal in search of a better life.As a consequence from the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these residents became unemployed and feel they have been forgotten by the city.To make matters worse, in February of 2020, some of these houses were demolished by the authorities due to safety and health concerns. the residents rebuild the houses every time they get demolished.

Born in Lisbon in 1969. Photography course in AR.CO (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual). Began professional activity in 1995. Based in Setúbal, has been collaborating with Lusa Agency (member of the European Press Agencies) and several national newspapers and magazines.