Gérard Castello Lopes
Vintage print, 9×11.7cm
Provenance: From the estates of Castello Lopes heirs
Price on request
Gérard Castello Lopes [1925-2011]
Castello-Lopes was born in Vichy, France, in 1925. Lived in Lisbon, Cascais, Strasbourg and Paris and studied Economics at the Technical University of Lisbon. He began to photograph in 1956. As cinematographer, he co-founded the Centro Português de Cinema, worked as assistant director in Artur Ramos’s film Os Pássaros de Asas Cortadas (1962), co-authored with Fernando Lopes and Nuno de Bragança the documentary film Nacionalidade: Português (1970) and presided the jury of the Instituto Português do Cinema between 1991 and 1993. Self-taught photographer and essayist, he developed an extensive body of work that occupies a central position in 20th century Portuguese photography, while contributing to several theoretical issues, namely those involving scale and size of photographic subjects and prints.