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  • Writer's pictureEduardo Almeida

Conquerors of the Useless

Updated: Feb 16

July 2023

Coriscao Peak · Cantabria, Spain. 2014

Gelatin silver print · Limited edition to 30 prints of 10¼ x 10¼ in.

"Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?

Because it's there.


                      George Mallory


George Mallory and his partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on the way to the summit of Mount Everest in August of 1924.

Sometimes it is extremely complicated to explain the purpose behind what we do is not subordinated to rationality, but driven by passion, without any other motive or intention.


The freedom to do what I love. That's how easy and that's how simple. That's so complex and that's so hard. Something that doesn't fit in a world driven by prefabricated dialogues and artificial egos seeking approval.


Perhaps everything is simpler than it may seem, or than it's intended to appear. Perhaps everything is as simple as the free pursuit of beauty, without any further arguments or words.


Years ago, I heard someone say that what truly defines people is what they love. I have never found a greater truth.


We are what we love.


I am photography.


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