João Pedro Machado

"Lisboa, do rio aos seus limites || Lisbon, from the river to its boundaries" series now makes part of the Life Framer Collection.

"Through clean and structured compositions that elevate celebrate seemingly mundane scenes, Machado hones in on the fringes of civilization, where uncontrolled urban sprawl meets wild nature. Walking from the city centre out to its limits, he finds a banal beauty in these hinterlands, absent of human life but full of its reckless imprints."

Follow link and see more at life-framer.com/collection.

Very excited to be one of the speakers at the IV Landscape Photography Festival of Manteigas under the theme Landscape and Men. I'm going to present along with some images my series "Lisboa, do rio aos seus limites".

The event is going to take place 18th/19th November.

All the info here.

I had a sweet interview for Analog Magazine. Click the link to their site to read the it and see the whole series.

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I was shortlisted by Ed Kashi in is top 20 images for Life Framer theme 1: A World of Cultures. Thanks for the great feedback:

“This isn’t a complex image, but it’s delicately balanced, and it conjures powerful emotions of travel, longing, being left behind. The family stand as a tight unit, but both children hold the fence, perhaps wishing for the adventure that would come with being on the flight. The little boy wears his coat like a cape, as if he could fly himself. Compositionally the image would be improved were the plane framed in the open space between the black poles, but it detracts little from a lovely shot”. 

News about this series coming soon...

New article today on the beautiful Aint-Bad magazine. Head over to their website for some images of "Lisbon, from the river to its boundaries". Enjoy and click here!

Issue 2 of Untitled Collective have been launched!

Take a look on the website to read or download this beautiful publication where some images of "Plano Miraflores" are featured. Very happy and honoured to be part of this issue which got my image on the cover.

Thanks you Lucy and Paris.

Click here to read.

Very happy to announce that series entry "Plano Miraflores" was Awarded: Nominee Award in City in the 2016 Photogrvphy Grant.

Go and check all the winning entries on the website.

Last news... I'm very proud to be part of the top 20 finalists whose work will be screened during UrbanPhotoFest in November 2016 at TATE Britain in London.
"It is with great excitement that we are able to announce the winning entries into the UrbanPhotoFest Open competition. We would like to thank everyone who helped us to re-think the street and congratulate our finalists! This year we invited entrants to extend their visual approach to contemporary street photography so that the street becomes the starting point for engagement with the urban environment.  Our belief that his approach would produce work that provokes questions about encounters with the modern city was borne out through the quality of images that we received. We were delighted at the global response to our request, and received entries that were diverse, engaging and that speak to the experiences of citizens in a number of cities throughout the world. As judges, we were enthralled by the range of visual strategies and approaches used that opened up some fascinating insights into the cities represented."

See all the winning entries.

This week I was shortlisted in the top 20 images for Life Framer III theme 1: A World of Cultures!
This was the feedback I received from Life Framer team:

“This isn’t a complex image, but it’s delicately balanced, and it conjures powerful emotions of travel, longing, being left behind. The family stand as a tight unit, but both children hold the fence, perhaps wishing for the adventure that would come with being on the flight. The little boy wears his coat like a cape, as if he could fly himself. Compositionally the image would be improved were the plane framed in the open space between the black poles, but it detracts little from a lovely shot.”. 

Lisbon airport is right in the city centre so it makes very easy to go there. It's not uncommon to see families looking at the airplanes, like in this image. They sometimes stay there for hours.

Take a look over the top 20 images.

19-26 February 2016, OFFICINE FOTOGRAFICHE  

Along with exhibitions in Paris, Los Angeles and London, and a special digital show in
Switzerland, Life Framer in collaboration with Dude Magazine will visit OFFICINE FOTOGRAFICHE in Rome – an exhibition and event
space, and a place of encounter and exchange between professional and amateur
photographers.

The gallery offers an impressive environment for showcasing photography – tall,
day-lit white walls juxtaposed against raw brick and polished concrete floors. Join us at the
Opening View to absorb and enjoy beautiful contemporary photography.

We invite you to join us at the exhibition and Private View event.

Exhibition // 19 – 26 of February 2016

Private View // Friday 19 January, 19:00-21:30

Officine Fotografiche // Via Giuseppe Libetta, 1, 00154 Roma, Italie // 11:00 to 18:00.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1551283155197235/

http://www.life-framer.com/rome/

Last week I received the 2nd edition of  the Young Talent Award at Mês da Fotografia do Barreiro (Photography Month of Barreiro). The exhibition of the winners and finalists will take place at AMAC Barreiro on November 29th, 2015 to January 17th, 2016.

The judges of the contest were:
Helena Gonçalves (photographer and Black Box Atelier co-founder); Augusto Brázio (photographer); Valter Ventura (visual artist)

More information here.

Some images from "Lisboa, do rio aos seus limites | Lisbon, from the river to its boundaries" were included in Issue #73 of F-Stop Magazine - an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography.

Take a look at all the artists included.

Last 8th November I got the chance to show some of my work at Condomínio.
Condomínio is a festival of local culture that happen on people's house.

It was a great day, full of great people and lots of fun.

Check this wonderful photos by © Matéria Solar to see what happened.

Condomínio
© Matéria Solar

"Lisboa, do rio aos seus limites" got feature on P3.

Follow the link to read and see some images from the serie.

Click here!

Exhibition View.

This week I was shortlisted in the top 20 images for Life Framer theme 3: Six Continents!
This was the feedback I received from Life Framer team:

“A literal juxtaposition of life and death. In the distance people play and relax
on 
the beach, with a tall white wall separating them from the graveyard behind.
The graves themselves mimic the figures in the sea and brings to mind thoughts of fragility, and the passing of time. It’s a simple image, pure in its message and execution.
The photographer has found an interesting vantage point for a unique view of both worlds
”. 

I took this image in Rabat during a road trip across Morocco in 2011.

Take a look over the top 20 images.

 

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