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06 – Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019)

06 – Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019)

06 – Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019) é uma obra de João Miguel Barros, fundador da revista literária Sema, curador do Museu Berardo, advogado e fotógrafo.

Ela faz parte de um projeto centrado em Jamestown, um dos bairros mais antigos da cidade de Accra (Gana), fundado no século XVII. Neste imenso espaço marginal ao mar, vive e trabalha uma vasta comunidade de pescadores, sendo a pesca a sua principal fonte de sobrevivência.


Impressão em papel Hahnemuhle, Photo Rag Baryta, 315 grm

João Miguel Barros

João Miguel de Barros

João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a Lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau, where he spends most of his time. He was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine published in Lisbon between 1979 and 1982.

In 2017, he began to exhibit his photography work, with individual exhibitions at “Creative Macau – Center for Creative Industries”, Macau (February 2017), at “Museu Colecção Berardo”, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal (from February to August 2018), at “Macau Contemporary Art Center – Navy Yard nº 1”, Macau (April to June 2019), at Albergue SCM (July 2019) and at Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau (May 2020). He has also participated in several group exhibitions.

He published three photobooks: “Between Gaze and Hallucination” (self-published) in 2017, “Photo-Scripts – 14 short stories” (published by Museu Colecção Berardo) in 2018, “Photo-Scitpts 12 short stories (published by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government).

In the beginning of 2020, he started publishing the magazine “Zine Photo” including his own work.

João Miguel Barros is also a freelance curator in contemporary photography, having promoted photography exhibitions of international artists in Portugal, and is currently developing several other projects in this area.


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Awards

Main Awards:

2020:

  • Winner in the category “Single pictures” of the Fotofestival Lenzburg 2020, with the photo “Self-Portrait of a not so young artist in times of crisis.”
  • Silver 2020 in the category of Editorial/Sports of the Moscow International Foto Awards, with the project “Akuapem”

2019:

  • 1st Place in the category “Photojournalism (Amateur)” of the FAPA – Fine Art Photography Awards, with the project “Wisdom Preparatory Academy”.
  • 2nd Place (Silver) in the category of Editorial/Photo Essay of the Moscow International Foto Awards, with the project “Wisdom Preparatory Academy”.
  • 3rd Place (Bronze) in the category of Portrait/Children of the PX3 Prix de la Photography Paris, with the photo “Child’s Dream”.

2018:

  • 3rd Place in the category “Press” of the Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”.
  • 1st Place in the category “Editorial/Sports (Non-Prof.) of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”.
  • 1st Place in the category Non-prof. /Editorial of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”.
  • Gold Medal in the subcategory Editorial / Sports of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”.

Honorable Mentions:

2020:

  • Honorable Mention in the category “OneShot: Movement – Street Photography” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the image “On the way to the football stadium”.
  • Honorable Mention of the Moscow International Foto Awards, with the project “Jamestown”.
  • Honorable Mention of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the category of “Architecture / Bridges” with the single photo “The Path on The Other Side”.

2019:

  • Honorable Mention in the category “People, Children (Non-Prof.)” and in the category “People, Portrait (Non-Prof.) of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the photo “Child Dreams”.
  • Honorable Mention in the category “Editorial / Press, PhotoEssay / Feature Story (Non-Prof.)” and in the category of “Sports – Sport Competitions (Non-Prof.) of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the photo “Boxing, Part II”.
  • Honorable Mention in the category “Architecture, Bridges (Non-Prof.)” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the photo “The Path on the Other Side” from the Photo-Scripts project.
  • Honorable Mention in the category “Editorial / Press, Photo Essay / Feature Story (Non-Prof.” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Wisdom Training”.
  • Honorable Mention in the category “Sports – Sport Competitions (Non-Prof.)” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Fighting Hard”.
  • Honorable Mention – Photo in the category “People” of the Monovisions Photography Awards (3rd edition), with the project “Wisdom Preparatory Academy”.
  • Honorable Mention-Series in the category “People” of the Monovisions Photography Awards (3rd edition), with the project “Child’s Dream”.

2018:

  • Honorable Mention in the category “People: Other” of the ND Awards, with the project “Tribute”.
  • Honorable Mention in the category “Nature: Trees” of the ND Awards, with the project “Loneliness Tree”.
  • Honorable Mention in the category of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Night Visions” .
  • Honorable Mention in the category Amateurs “Landscapes” of the Monochrome Photography Awards, with the project “Loneliness Tree”.

06 – Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019)

João Miguel Barros. 06 - Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019)

06 – Jamestown (Accra, Ghana, Set. 2019) é uma obra de João Miguel Barros, fundador da revista literária Sema, curador do Museu Berardo, advogado e fotógrafo.

Ela faz parte de um projeto centrado em Jamestown, um dos bairros mais antigos da cidade de Accra (Gana), fundado no século XVII. Neste imenso espaço marginal ao mar, vive e trabalha uma vasta comunidade de pescadores, sendo a pesca a sua principal fonte de sobrevivência.


Impressão em papel Hahnemuhle, Photo Rag Baryta, 315 grm