Rotterdam Photo

Sabrina Maniscalco


Made between 2018 and 2020, this series was originally triggered by an article in a newspaper, and was  meant to be a reportage of a periphery in the north of Lisbon. Since the nineties, Alto do Lumiar has  been the centre of a social construction project for rehousing people that used to live in slums. At the  same time, part of the area was to be dedicated to the construction of apartment buildings for sale.  After thirty years, the Municipality still hasn’t completed the project and the area is a ghetto. 

While exploring the area, a friendship was born between Sabrina and one of its residents, Jorge. This series of photographs puts the environment, with its stark contrasts between urban planning and  the mismatching realities of life, as the supporting backdrop of a human, personal story of growth and  struggle, bonding and change. 


Instagram: @sabrina_maniscalco

Rotterdam Photo

Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam.

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