Errata, by Nuno Moreira
Nuno Moreira is a photographer that has continuously privileged the monochrome and the language of portrayed bodies. Throughout his several exhibitions and published books, the portrayed body (and its shadow), as well as the landscapes and forgotten objects of daily life, engage a constant dialogue with their spectator, as though waiting to be activated by a simple word.
In his most recent book, Errata, conceived as an object-book, Moreira reiterates precisely the photographic and photographed body’s dependency on words; what the first suggests and the next expands; what the former reveals and the latter dims to shadows. The monochrome enhances the solitude and mystery and summons, at the same time, the ever-present sign of time. There’s always something to say to the past, always something to clarify or to add.
It’s now up to David Soares to converse with Nuno Moreira’s images, in an exercise that demands both proximity and sharing, not only between writer and photographer, but also between these and the reader or book user. This is, after all, an object that requires handling and physical contact that demands page turning and the close attention of the reader. The manual stitching evokes that quasi-religious and intimate act between hand and book; word and image.
Errata is a limited edition of 50 copies, which may be purchased from the photographer’s website.