Casa do Sal, in Castro Marim, has hosted since Wednesday a new photography exhibition by Mario Rolla, entitled "I Can, We Can".
The photographer "intends to sensitize one of the most deadly diseases of our time, cancer, and also wants to be an act of struggle against it," said the local authority.
The professor of Physical Education and photographer amaador vila-realense also launched the photo book with the same name, whose profit reverts in its entirety in favor of the Portuguese League Against Cancer.
The books are on sale during the exhibition period until November 15.
The inauguration was attended by Francisco Amaral, physician and president of the Municipality of Castro Marim, who emphasized the importance of early diagnosis of cancer and, consequently, the greater possibility of cure.
As an example cited the screening of skin cancer, which is carried out every six months in Castro Marim by a voluntary medical dermatologist, noting that within a few days the screening of breast cancer will be carried out by the Unit Health Mobile of the Algarve Oncological Association.
Promoter of a social policy oriented to the health and well-being of the citizens, the mayor also stressed the importance of preventing cancer. "Against genetic factors we can not do anything, but there are other factors that only depend on us, such as smoking, obesity, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, alcoholism, stress. The programs to combat smoking and obesity that we implemented in Castro Marim are good examples in this fight, "he said.
This exhibition includes a set of 40 images, captured in four years, all in black and white, against light and in the aquatic environment.
The narrative of the exhibition establishes a parallelism with the disease, trying to follow the different and different processes of the disease. "A path of struggle and hope, the exhibition ends in a message of victory."
The show also has a tribute to the service provided by the Mobile Health Unit of Castro Marim, which also works on prevention and, at other times, monitoring the disease.
Patent up to mid-November, this exhibition sells 70 books, with a cost of 10 euros, whose sale will revert to the Portuguese League Against Cancer, and can be visited every day (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).