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Caricature Exhibition in Matosinhos

Tribute to Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg

80 caricatures dedicated to environmental activist Greta Thunberg can be appreciated at the Florbela Espanca Municipal Library Gallery.

The exhibition, as part of the PortoCartoon - World Festival, was opened yesterday by the councilman of Culture, Fernando Rocha, and the director of the National Press Museum, Luis Humberto Marcos.

Greta Thunberg became world-renowned after going on strike, at the age of just 15, in front of the Swedish Parliament in 2018 in defense of the climate.

With the sign "School Strike for Climate," she promoted a campaign that had a global effect, inspiring thousands of young people around the world. In December 2018, some 20,000 students (from the UK to Japan) joined her, striking classes in protest of the lack of environmentally protective measures. A year later, Greta Thunberg received the first of three Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

Organized by the National Press Museum, the Porto Cartoon focused, in its 24th edition, on the themes of Education and Gender Equality, honoring the young activist with the Special Cartoon Award.

More than 100 works competed for the International Cartoon Award. The jury's choice distinguished caricatures "out of the box" and that "show a very significant framework of the Swedish leader's fields of struggle". The 1st prize focuses on glacier erosion as a result of global warming. The 2nd prize presents the young activist in the face of an indifferent capitalist power. The 3rd prize expresses the energy of a young woman who touches the sensitive points of the powerful who insist on not changing their attitude in the face of 'catastrophe'.

The result of the competition is this exhibition, which includes about 80 works by artists from 32 countries, in addition to the three prizes and seven honorable mentions.

The exhibition can be seen until October 8th, from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Admission is free.


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