Biography

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

In my documentary practice, I aim to foreground the question of how one is represented, and the agency one has in the voicing of their representation. This relates also to the nature of testimony. In particular, I am 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 in shared stories of place and people for the Beyond the Square project. 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. I am currently responsible for two digigraphie certified printing labs, one in Lisbon since 2008 and the other 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 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

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

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 (workshops and lectures, 6 editions) Portugal, 2010

In-house training for Epson Portugal, photography workflow, 2008