by Sérgio Rolando
in Topografias a Norte
Montalegre, in the Northeast of Portugal, is one of the most remote and isolated areas of the country. The region is an important part of a National Park, the Peneda Geres, located at high altitude and with a very low level of human occupation. This geographic aspect, that led to the preservation and observation of a strong rurality, allowed a photographic representation of the landscape in Barroso ́s Plateaus. It’s a photographic representation of the landscape as a cultural construction, questioning the frontiers of a protected landscape and how it relates to heritage and identity.