The Tourism Paradox

2018 digital photomontage

Digital photomontage, employing historical images of the Douro region (nowadays used as souvenir postcards and for marketing purpose) editing them with images of contemporary tourists taking photographs, selfies or simply gazing. These hilarious and at times grotesque images are meant to question, interrogate and ironize on the paradoxical quest of tourists for authentic, unspoiled and genuine places and people.