// JOSE PEDRO CORTES //
When photographer José Pedro Cortes left Porto Portugal for Bamako Mali he did not know what expected him. “There was always this amazing feeling of respect – the way nature was so imposing and imperial.” These photographs were taken in July and August 2010 while on the road in packed dourounis, eating from street vendors and staying at the homes of local hosts in Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin. José Pedro Cortes’ work will be shown in Lisbon Portugal in March 2011. He will soon be back in West Africa to continue his journey.
José Pedro Cortes is the founder and editor of Pierre von Kleist Editions. His work is represented by Módulo, Centro Difusor de Arte (Portugal) and the White Space Gallery (UK).