Biography

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

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

My current personal interests lie in what can be called a politics of visibility, that is, the question of who is empowered within the visible, how one is represented, and the stake one has in voicing and controlling their representation. In particular, in the idea of mutually shared narratives that collaboratively enable and give expression to its subjects’, both the author’s and other participants’, voices, and in the nature of testimony.

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

(education)
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, 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