Maria Carapeto

Visual artist, Portugal

My name is Maria Carapeto and I take photographs. I studied photography first at Cooperativa Árvore (Porto) and Aula do Risco (Lisbon) in Portugal. Later on, I moved to the U.K. and there I continued my studies in Photography, first at the School of Art&Design-(B&P C. of F.E) moving later to Editorial Photography at The University of Brighton. I now live in Portugal, in the village of São Pedro do Corval, Alentejo. My house named "the island" because it is round, has become my source of inspiration. I recently started here a new project of Arts&Crafts named "Postcards from the island", in which I associate my roots and memories within a contemporary use of my photography skills.​​​

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The swallows and the ladies of the night

2009

This is a piece of work of flowers from my house garden - my source of inspiration - and a night's read of Matsuo Bashô haikus.

The red poppy

2007

A red poppy grew just opposite my door. I passed it countless times, and one day, I noticed it was about to lose a petal… Before it happened, I picked the poppy and photographed it. It became an object full of symbols; as ephemeral as life.

Maria Carapeto, The swallows and the ladies of the night, 2009

Maria Carapeto, The swallows and the ladies of the night, 2009

Maria Carapeto, The swallows and the ladies of the night, 2009

Maria Carapeto, The swallows and the ladies of the night, 2009

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Maria Carapeto, The red poppy, 2007

Maria Carapeto, The red poppy, 2007

Maria Carapeto, The red poppy, 2007

Maria Carapeto, The red poppy, 2007

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