João Martins Pereira

Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

August 20th 1957

 

SELF

I am,

Fatally Portuguese

A Professional Dreamer

An Amateur Photographer

An Apprentice Traveler

A Striving Cook

An Occasional Scribbler

An Economist by profession

Structurally misaligned

Insatiably curious

Humbly ignorant

Respectfully tolerant

Naively idealistic

João Martins Pereira is an outdoor photographer based in Lisbon/London.

His main subjects include travel, portraiture and wildlife photography.

A passionate traveler, he has visited more than 70 countries capturing geographic and cultural diversity, particularly focused on the human element.

 

Workshops

Self developed, João has perfected his photographic skills by attending several workshops and expeditions led by professional photographers, namely:

With António Sá

• Morocco (2008)

• Advanced photography (Lisbon, 2008)

• Iceland (2009)

With Joel Santos

• Image processing with Adobe Lightroom (Lisbon, 2010)

• Bali and Jawa, Indonesia (2011)

With Steve McCurry

• Rajasthan, India (2012)

With Alex Macro

• Street Photography (London, 2014)

 

 

Books

• “Lagoa de Óbidos – 4 Quadrantes e 20 Olhares”, Ed Mar d’Água

• “Essência e Memória”, Ed Chiado Editora

• “Olhar a Urbe”, Ed Chiado Editora

• “Marrakesh”, Ed Blurb

• “Marrocos, Mais a Sul”, Ed Blurb

• “Olhar Outros Olhares”, Ed Blurb

• “Eppur Si Muove”, Ed Blurb

• “Rajasthan”, Ed Blurb

• “As Mil Faces da Índia”, Ed Blurb

• "India", Ed Blurb

• "Caldas da Rainha: Um Roteiro", Ed Câmara Municipal Caldas da Rainha

 

 

Press

His work has been object of several references and interviews in the Portuguese press, namely in:

• “Outras Coordenadas”

• “Gazeta das Caldas”

• “O Mundo da Fotografia Digital”

• “Visão Viagens”

• “Digital Photography”

• "Jornal Arquitectos"

 

 

Exhibitions

Individual

• "Olhar Outros Olhares" (CAE, Figueira da Foz, June 2015)

• "Olhar Outros Olhares" (Museu do Ciclismo, Caldas da Rainha, July 2015)

• "Rajasthan" (The Black Sheep Studio, Lisbon, September 2015)

• "Are We Human?" (Livraria Barata, Lisbon, November 2015)

• "Technicolor" (Hotel Gat Rossio, Lisbon, December 2015 - February 2016)

• "desMemória" (Museu do Ciclismo, Caldas da Rainha, March 2016)

• "Índia - Um Olhar Português" (FLUL - Centro de Estudos Indianos, Lisbon, April 2016)

• "Olhar Outros Olhares" (Museu Municipal Prof. Álvaro Viana de Lemos, Lousã, May 2016)

• "Spiritual India" (FLUL - Centro de Estudos Indianos, Lisboa, February 2017)

• "Sketches of London" (Hotel Gat Rossio, Lisboa, February - April 2017)

Collective

• “Lagoa de Óbidos” (itinerant exhibition – Portugal, 2007)

• “Fotografia Contemporânea” (Cordeiros Galeria, Oporto, 2012)

• “Até o Diabo Esfrega o Olho” (Drop D Project, Lisbon, 2012)

• “Larger than Life” (Labirinto Contemporary, Algarve, 2012)

• "8 Fotógrafos Contemporâneos" (Cordeiros Galeria, Oporto, April 2015)

• Represented by “Cordeiros Galeria”:

• Art Madrid (2011, 2012)

• Beirut Art Fair (2012)

• Art Moscow (2012)

• Art Toronto (2012)

• CI – Comtemporary Istambul (2012)

• Art Stage Singapore (2013)

• India Art Fair (Delhi, 2013)

• Zona Maco. México Arte Contemporáneo (2013)

• Art Monaco (2013)

 

 

Collections

• Represented in institutional and private art collections.

 

Bio

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