Office of the PCP (Portuguese Communist Party) in Montemor-o-Novo in the Alentejo region, former stronghold of the Reforma Agraria (Agrarian Reform), 1975-1990. Travelling with documentary maker Frank van Osch, we are investigating the possibilities of what might become a new project for both of us, with the working title “Red Utopia.”
For my old work (1980s) about the Reforma Agraria in Portugal, click here.
The trip including many meetings was prepared by Ernst Schade and Patricia Baetslé, living in Lisbon, who also accompany us on this trip, translate etc. They do a wonderful job and I wholeheartedly recommend them: www.ernstschade.com
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.