Biography

I mainly develop visual projects engaging with documentary and portraiture but also regularly take on commercial and corporate or institutional photography assignments.

Printing is another important part of my activities and I am currently responsible for two Digigraphie ™ certified printing labs, in Lisbon since 2008 and in Kyiv starting 2015.

My current interests lie in:
The question of who is empowered within the visible, how one is represented and the stake one has in voicing their representation – in particular, in the idea of mutually shared and collaborative narratives.
The nature of testimony.
The ethics of the relationship between author and subject in documentary practice.

I am based between Lisbon and Kyiv, often also in London, and frequently travel throughout all of Europe.

(education)
PhD research student (ongoing), University of the Arts London
MA in photojournalism and documentary photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
MA in design and visual culture – specialization in photography studies, Escola Superior de Design, IADE Lisbon

(selected exhibitions)
“Beyond the square” in CANactions International Architectural Festival 2015 “Urban Studies”, Art Cluster Vydubychi, Kyiv, May 2015
“Beyond the square” in “Continuum” (collective), London College of Communication, London, May 2015
“Staging and Revelation II” (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, March–April 2014
“Staging and Revelation” (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, July–September 2013
“Contemporary photography” (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, October 2012
XI Vila Franca de Xira Photography Biennial 2010
XVII Sintra Annual Plastic Artists Meeting 2010
II Sintra Photography Biennial 2009

(selected events, awards, others)
Workshops for Sony Portugal, “Photojournalism”, Worten, Lisbon, July 2015, “Photography and Creativity” (2 editions), Fnac, Lisbon and Porto, November 2013, “Portrait Photography” (3 editions), ETIC, Lisbon and Porto, May 2013
Canon EOS Training 3rd Edition (workshops orientation and lectures) Portugal, 2010
ANIF (National Association of the Photography Industry, Portugal) 2008 convention, Speaker
Pro-digital – 3rd International Salon of Printing, Imaging and Digital Communication, FIL, Lisbon, 2008, Speaker
Papies Awards 2008 (Portugal), honourable mention in the photography (commercial) category
Papies Awards 2007 (Portugal), won both prizes awarded by the jury in the photography (commercial) category
EISA – European Imaging and Sound Association’s photography panel, 2005
Editor-in-chief, “Super Foto” magazine, Portugal, 2005