I am Silvy Crespo, a French Portuguese documentary photographer and writer. I live and work in Paris.
My photography practice deals with the sequels and the new forms of imperialism, notably in post-dictatorial and post-colonial societies.
Over the past years, I used photography to inquire about the wounds, visible and invisible, derived from the Portuguese Colonial war. Mixing personal and public archive, as well as staged and documentary imagery, I scrutinized the translation of this conflict in personal and collective Portuguese memory.
I am currently working on a project dealing with extractivism in Portugal and focusing on the struggle of local communities against the projected opening of lithium mines.
I contribute to the French online photography platform Viens Voir.