Rescued Memory – Armindo Cardoso, Chile 1970-73 photographic exhibition in Braga
The Rescued Memory – Armindo Cardoso, Chile 1970-73 exhibition is on display at the Image Museum in Braga from 6 January to 25 February 2018. The exhibition contains rare images captured by Portuguese photographer Armindo Cardoso, during the most pivotal period in Chile’s recent history.
Armindo Cardoso documented the social and political upheavals in Chile before and after the attack on Salvador Allende on 11 September 1973, which are depicted in this exhibition. That year, a military coup led by General Pinochet put an end to Allende’s democracy, establishing a dictatorship. During the dictatorial period, almost all photographic records of the Allende government were destroyed, creating an immense gap in the collective memory of that time. However, Armindo Cardoso’s photos exceptionally survived this mass destruction. The exhibition also includes photos of the Mapuche, an indigenous population from the centre-south region of the country, depicting their habits and customs, in a collection of work of great anthropological interest.