Biography

I mainly work with documentary and portraiture. I am also a researcher, and a digital printmaker.

In my documentary practice, I seek to foreground the questions of who is empowered within the visible, how one is represented and the stake one has in voicing their representation, and the nature of testimony – in particular, through mutually shared and collaborative narratives. I have developed projects, published and been exhibited in Portugal, Brazil, and Ukraine, where I have worked regularly since 2010. For the Beyond the Square project, I engaged testimonies in the aftermath of the Maidan revolution towards shared narratives of place and people. These were brought together and exhibited in 2015 as part of the visual programme of the CANactions “Urban Studies” festival in Kyiv.

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 from 2015.

My research interests are focused on the ethics of the encounter with the other in documentary. More specifically, on current approaches and intersections with collaborative practices within contemporary documentary portraiture photography.

I am currently based between Lisbon and Kyiv, often also in London.

Education

PhD research student (ongoing)
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Master’s degree in Design and Visual Culture – Specialization in Photography Studies
Escola Superior de Design, IADE Lisbon

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

Other past work commitments

Workshops for Sony Portugal:
“Photojournalism”, July 2015
“Photography and creativity” (2 editions), November 2013
“Portrait photography” (3 editions) @ ETIC School Lisbon, May 2013

CENJOR journalism school (Lisbon), invited teacher
Photography unit in 2 journalism and 1 multimedia production courses, 2013

Canon EOS Training 3rd edition (workshop leader, 6 editions) Portugal, 2010