Biography

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

In my practice I aim to foreground the conditions in which photographs of the other are created and their agency in the voicing of their representation. This relates to storytelling and to the nature of testimony. I am particularly interested in mutually shared narratives and collaborative processes. I have developed projects in Portugal, Brazil, and Ukraine, where I have worked regularly since 2010. In the aftermath of the Maidan revolution, I engaged testimonies and shared stories of people and place for the Beyond the Square project. These were brought together and exhibited the following year as part of the visual programme of the CANactions “Urban Studies” festival in Kyiv.

Printing is another important part of my activities. I am responsible for two digigraphie certified printing labs, in Lisbon since 2008 and more recently in Kyiv from 2015.

I am currently a PhD research student at the London College of Communication. My research interests are on the ethics of the encounter with the other within the practice of documentary photography.

I am 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

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

Teaching

I regularly teach courses and workshops in collaboration with various organisations and institutions. These have included, among others, the

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (digital printing for in-house technical staff),

Epson Portugal (photography workflow for in-house technical staff),

Canon Portugal (several workshops in the context of their EOS training programme),

Sony Portugal (numerous workshops and presentations, including a series of thematic seminars on documentary and portrait photography),

CENJOR journalism school, Lisbon (photography unit in the journalism and multimedia production programmes),

CANactions School for Urban Studies (“Encountering the other: storytelling and ethics”, seminar, 7-8 September 2019), and the

London College of Communication (ethics of documentary for the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography).