Portraits of Luso-Asians of Sri Lanka

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Author João Palla Martins

Book Description

Since 2017, the architect João Palla Martins has been travelling through various countries, photographing the faces of Luso-Asian communities with the aim of offering a look at these very peculiar physiognomies, mirror of the centuries-old miscegenation between Portuguese and Asian peoples. This book brings together some 70 images of the Luso-descendant community of Sri Lanka, accompanied by theoretical or scientific essays by authors invited to reflect on themes such as identity, miscegenation and memory. The book includes texts by Dr. João Laurentino Neves (member of the Board of Camões I.P) and Prof. Dr. Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya (University of London). Published by the International Institute of Macau (IIM) and sponsored by Camões I.P., this is the third issue of the collection Portraits of Luso-Asians, after the albums on Macau and Myanmar. More albums of this collection are expected to be published in 2022.