A group of friends have come together, some who are members of the Algarve Photography Group and others who sing together in the Sâo Bras Choir, to create an exhibition of photography in Alportel Museum.  The exhibition was launched on Saturday 6 April with the support of São Bras do Alportel, Camara, who provided publicity and covered the cost of the launch. The exhibition is called – Portugal seen by its Foreigners.

Alportel Museum
Alportel Museum

The images represent how some resident foreigners in Portugal feel about their adopted home.  The images explore the beauty, the communities, the flora and fauna and importantly the story of why even in times of austerity it is still worth living in Portugal.

The exhibition is the idea of Heike Magiera, a German resident, who has been in Portugal for 17 years and lived in Alportel for 12 years.  David Davies and Gordon Railton, Neil Adamson and Viet Meuller, all members of the Algarve Photography Group are just a few who are exhibiting their photos.
There are 40 photos on display.

The exhibition is open every afternoon except Monday from 2pm till 5pm.  The exhibition runs till the 26th May 2013.

Dogs and Baskets
Dogs and Baskets by Viet Meuller

The Alportel Museum is located in Alportel village outside of Sâo Bras do Alportel. The Museum is used for community activities such as dance and traditional music and has displays of the history of cork and stories of local people.  For more information call São Bras do Alportel, Camara, on 289 843 711

Sao Bras do Alportel Museum Exhibition
Sao Bras do Alportel Museum Exhibition
David Davies, Heike Magiera, Neil Adamson
David Davies, Heike Magiera, Neil Adamson
Sausages by Viet Meuller
Sausages by Viet Meuller
Man working with Clay by Veit Meuller
Man working with Clay by Veit Meuller
Heike Magiera and David Davies
Heike Magiera and David Davies