José Sarmento Matos

Photographer
   
Sea Change - Portugal
Location: Lisbon
Nationality: Portuguese
Biography:          José Sarmento Matos, is a Portuguese documentary photographer based in Lisbon and London. In December 2014 he completed an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC, where... read on
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Sea Change - Portugal
Credits: jose sarmento matos
Updated: 11/11/17
Location: Portugal
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Project Sea Change 2014


Project Sea Change is a documentary collective project about the European youth and its future. 13 photographers (including names such as Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Pep Bonet, Benedicte Kurzen, Donald Webber) were part of this project published as a book in 2015. Each photographer documented a country. I was assigned to cover Portugal and my own generation.


My aim for Sea Change was to document Portugal’s future by capturing sentiments of its youth. My question was “What is my generation’s perspective on the present and their future?” 


The resulting body of work illustrates several aspects of Portuguese youth in order to understand and represent how the ongoing financial and social depression is challenging lives. I also sought to document a range of ordinary, traditional and innovative experiences of this generation in Portugal.

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Turning the Page

By Jose Sarmento Matos — “Turning the Page” is a documentary photo essay developed in Portugal, which focuses on the change..
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Documenting East London

By José Sarmento Matos — Documenting East London is a photography series that takes place on the east side of London. This series has..
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Tearsheets

By Jose Sarmento Matos
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Documenting East London

By Jose Sarmento Matos — Documenting East London is a photography series that takes place on the east side of London. This series..
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Manila Before Duterte

By José Sarmento Matos — This is an essay made in March through April, 2016 in the Philippines called “Manila Before..
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In Between

By José Sarmento Matos — “In between” my documentary work, assignments, teaching and any photography work, this series is about..
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How Can I help You?

By Jose Sarmento Matos — “How can I help you?” is a photo documentary project on call centres and the daily life of..
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How can I help you? - The Faceless life behind the Call Centres

By Jose Sarmento Matos — "How can I help you? - the faceless life behind call centres" is my ongoing photo-essay on call centres and..
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