Pedro Letria
  • Mármore

    I felt the need to look at the end of things, to give shape to an overwhelming sense of finitude. Traveling to places of war, disease, willful wrongdoing or, simply, sites of blatant mismanagement, I was faced with human iniquity, greed, violence, frailty and suffering. I witnessed personal desire being often reduced to an almost negligible part in a loaded negotiation for basic sustenance. Individuals are rendered insignificant, their arguments totally contingent on historical process.

    The photographs in Mármore refer to the demise of accountability and the loss of personal agency. These pictures testify to photography's inability to explain anything. They are evidence, as with many of their subjects, of a suffocating impotence.
    Greyhound Trust Kennel, Hersham, England, 200601 / 44
  • Greyhound Trust Kennel, Hersham, England, 200602 / 44
  • Greyhound Trust Kennel, Hersham, England, 200603 / 44
  • Lisbon Institute of Legal Medicine, Portugal, 200504 / 44
  • Lisbon Institute of Legal Medicine, Portugal, 200505 / 44
  • Lisbon Institute of Legal Medicine, Portugal, 200506 / 44
  • Lisbon Institute of Legal Medicine, Portugal, 200507 / 44
  • 1st Erotic Fair, Lisbon, Portugal, 200508 / 44
  • 1st Erotic Fair, Lisbon, Portugal, 200509 / 44
  • Ovar, Portugal, 199010 / 44
  • Guerreiros do Rio, Portugal, 199611 / 44
  • Military School Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, 200612 / 44
  • Freamunde, Portugal, 200613 / 44
  • St. Jorge, Azores, Portugal, 200414 / 44
  • Pinheiro da Cruz Prison, Portugal, 200115 / 44
  • Pinheiro da Cruz Prison, Portugal, 200116 / 44
  • Stadium of Light, Lisbon, Portugal, 200417 / 44
  • May 1 Stadium, Braga, Portugal, 200218 / 44
  • Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal, 199619 / 44
  • Lisbon, Portugal, 200020 / 44
  • Diu, India, 199921 / 44
  • Diu, India, 199922 / 44
  • Diu, India, 199923 / 44
  • Diu, India, 199924 / 44
  • Sodefor Logging Company, Bandundu, D.R. Congo, 200525 / 44
  • Sodefor Logging Company, Bandundu, D.R. Congo, 200526 / 44
  • Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 200527 / 44
  • Sodefor Logging Company, Bandundu, D.R. Congo, 200528 / 44
  • Rogatica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 199929 / 44
  • Bosnian-Serb refugee camp, Visegrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 199930 / 44
  • Bosnian-Serb refugee camp, Visegrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 199931 / 44
  • Canice, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 199932 / 44
  • Maternity, Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza, Palestine, 200533 / 44
  • Gaza, Palestine, 200534 / 44
  • Gaza, Palestine, 200535 / 44
  • Gaza, Palestine, 200536 / 44
  • Gaza, Palestine, 200537 / 44
  • Gaza, Palestine, 200538 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200539 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200540 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200541 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200542 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200543 / 44
  • Nioki Hospital, D.R. Congo, 200544 / 44