Real Fictions: Conceptual documentaries.


October 2011



Participants at the workshop were asked to engage into a future project, ‘Photostories’. Instead of adding captions to photographs, the usual way when publishing images, they were asked to produce a photograph from a description of an existing image, without seeing it. In this case, the caption is the image and not the text.

1. ‘This is my husband at Schipol airport in Amsterdam. He is dutch and I’m Irish. I love him loads and I love his head and the back of his neck. I sometimes watch him when he’s asleep’.

photo: Lara González & Julia Huete

2. ‘A 7 year old chlid sitting proudly on his father’s Harley Davidson. His eyes convey the desire of travelling one day like him and be free.’



3. ‘A family. Four people. Beach. Sun. In an almost deserted beach, the mother is divided between the eldest daughter, who wants to go near the sea, and younger daughter, who just wants to be near the mother. The mother is divided, while the father with open arms tries to rise attention from the smallest child.’



4. ‘Montalegre, octubre de 1983. Madureira y Luisa Fernanda de Castro. La fotografía fue tomada por mi tío Alberto, recuerda el reencuentro de dos amigos y colegas. Después de la jubilación y viudedad no se volvieron a ver … Aquí podemos verlos del brazo, riendo y hablando en voz alta recordando a los ex alumnos y compañeros de clase … vivido así.’


5. ‘Group of friends, making a toast to the new year in a bar on Figueira da Foz.’