Pedro Letria
  • New Discoverers

    Immigrants adapt and appropriate their new surroundings to suit the needs of living in a foreign land, and the preservation of personal memory and collective heritage. These photographs were taken in seven different neighborhoods belonging to the Lisbon Metropolitan Area that harbor communities from former Portuguese colonies. These images are as much about individual endeavor and resilience as they are about collective survival and affirmation.
    Armed Forces Square, Belavista, 199801 / 34
  • School Bus, Belavista , 199802 / 34
  • On the way to Pedro's birthday party, Belavista, 199803 / 34
  • The "rasganço", during Márcio's wedding, Belavista, 199804 / 34
  • Marisa, Márcio's bride, at her parent's house, Belavista, 199805 / 34
  • A mock police officer to keep children away from the sweets during Márcio's wedding, Belavista, 199806 / 34
  • Maria at home, Belavista, 199807 / 34
  • Manuela, a Social Security daycare nanny, at home with the children, Belavista, 199808 / 34
  • Taking a pause from dancing funaná, Caritas headquarters, Belavista, 199809 / 34
  • Washing tanks, belavista, 199810 / 34
  • Holi Hindu festival, Cidade Nova, 199811 / 34
  • Marquês Marialva Avenue, Cidade Nova, 199812 / 34
  • Election Day, Dom Sebastião Avenue, Cidade Nova, 199813 / 34
  • Gym, Santo António dos Cavaleiros, 199814 / 34
  • Shiva Temple, Santo António dos Cavaleiros, 199815 / 34
  • Cesário Verde Street, Santo António dos Cavaleiros, 199816 / 34
  • Entrance, Cidade Nova Shopping Center, 199817 / 34
  • Client, Manuel's open-air barber shop, Cova da Moura, 199918 / 34
  • Ponto de Encontro Hairdresser, Cova da Moura, 199919 / 34
  • Silkscreen shop patio, Cova da Moura, 199920 / 34
  • António, João and Manuel, Cova da Moura, 199921 / 34
  • Hortas Street, Cova da Moura, 199922 / 34
  • 7th Floor view, Quinta do Mocho, 199923 / 34
  • Father Valentim celebrating Mass, Quinta do Mocho, 199924 / 34
  • Hermínia playing with Maria José, Quinta do Mocho, 199925 / 34
  • Improvised stage, Quinta do Mocho, 199926 / 34
  • Body shop, Quinta do Mocho, 199927 / 34
  • Mr. Meggi's patio, Vale do Areeiro, 199928 / 34
  • Raghini with her mother, Vale do Areeiro, 199929 / 34
  • Guitesh's wedding party, Vale do Areeiro, 199930 / 34
  • Men dancing outside Mr. Meggi's house on Sunday afternoon, Vale do Areeiro, 199931 / 34
  • Mr. Martins, an immigrant in Germany, attending his neighbor's birthday party, Vale do Areeiro, 199932 / 34
  • Taki-Talá Café, São Bento, 199933 / 34
  • Mr. António Évora singing a morna, São Bento, 199934 / 34