Diogo Duarte

Diogo Duarte
Diogo Duarte Image Maker
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A Prolonged Scream In this allegoric series, image maker Diogo Duarte creates scenes of a park, full of people oblivious to what’s unfolding around them. A woman soaks in the sun, an overdressed and arguably suspicious man goes about his business, a black dog runs in the distance. And there’s a woman who seems to hunch over a mobile phone every now and then. What is it that makes everyone so indifferent to he chaos amongst the pastels? The burning house evokes the sense of a prolonged scream and burns with increasing intensity in its desire to be heard and noticed, before giving up completely and petering out in the face of utter indifference. As the house crumbles, a woman on the pathway selfishly takes a prolonged and refreshing drink, thus seeming to reinforce the idea that absolutely no one in this park will give succour to the screamer.
Diogo is a London-based Image Maker. His personal work and the images he creates for clients evolve out of processes of psychological exploration which reveal untold stories. Diogo’s unique perspective and collaborative approach inspire the creation of photographs that are full of meaning and personal revelation. Each image is more than a simple picture, it is a celebration of self. In 2014, one of Diogo’s portraits was curated into a Saatchi Art Online collection, and in 2018 he was a finalist at Portugal’s highest-profile Photography Biennial. In the same year, Diogo won a prize in the photography category at the FAPDA Kyoto Award and was one of the winner’s of Life Framer’s OPEN CALL. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK, Japan, Italy, Canada and Portugal. More recently, his work was sold at auction at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Canada to support disadvantaged communities to access the arts.

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