Biography

 

João Pedro Marnoto, born in 1975 in Porto, Portugal, after completing his photography degree in the UK, received a grant from the Portuguese Centre of Photography to develop a personal project, a photography/video installation titled ”Pity vs Charity – Observation and Reflexion” (2001). Afterwards, he turned increasingly into documentary on long term projects, with his first book "The Rocks, People and Memories" published in 2007 dealing with the cultural and social heritage of a region in the heart of the Douro Wine region. Afterwards directed his first video documentary while conducting a photography workshop with children from urban and rural areas titled  ”Between Us”, and in 2010 finished a photography and video project titled “Faith in Donkeys”, conducted in partnership with an environmental organization AEPGA (Association for the Study and Protection of Asinine Cattle), with a Book+DVD published in February 2010. In 2014 had a solo exhibition at the Portuguese Centre of Photography with the work titled “Journey With No Route”, an intimate exercise of awareness and consciousness, where instinct reflects upon reason and vice-versa, addressing the representation of the human experience upon a reflection on contemporaneity. More recently presented the work at FESTimagem2015 – International Festival of Image at São Paulo, Brazil.

 

Between several presentations, took part in the collective project titled “Happiness” with photography intervention in waiting rooms of Oporto Hospitals and Medical centres as part of Oporto 2001 European Capital of Culture, selected for Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover/Germany (2008), participated in “This Day of Change” project developed by Courrier Japan (2009), showed his work at FotoWeekDC 2010 in Washington DC/USA, won the award for Best National Documentary at Cine'Eco Festival - International Environmental Film Festival/Seia; Portugal (2012) with the documentary “Faith in Donkeys”, and broadcast it at the national open TV channel SIC, and more recently won the “Gold Award” from Graphis Advertising Annual 2016 for the video “Luxury of Time” for Porto Ferreira Port Wine company, and was invited to participate in the publication of the 20 years commemorative book of Porto World Heritage edited by the Porto Municipality.

Curriculum Vitae

 

1975

• Born in 6th October at Porto, Portugal.

 

1995-1997

• Higher National Diploma Independent/Expressive Photography at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art & Design, U.K.

 

1997-1998

• B.A. Hons at Swanse Instutute of Higher Education, Wales, U.K.

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2000-2001

• Grant by the Portuguese Centre of Photography to develop a photography and video installation titled Pity vs Charity – observation & reflection.

 

2001

• Participation in the project titled Happiness with the intervention of photography in Hospitals and Medical Centers of Porto, developed by S.O.S. Art Cultural Association and part of the Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture program.

 

2004

• Honourable mention in the documentary section with Pity vs Charity at Fest, 1º Youth Cinema & Video festival of Espinho, Portugal.

• Honourable mention in the experimental section with Tree at Fest, 1º Youth Cinema & Video festival of Espinho, Portugal.

• InternationaloOfficial competition with Pity vs Charity at Corta 2004 International Short Film Festival, Porto, Portugal.

• Portuguese Video Show with Tree & Pity vs Charity at Lisbon Videoteca, Portugal.

• Official competition with Tree at 9ºOvarVídeo Festival, Portugal.

 

2004

• Honorable mention/ national phase  at Fuji Euro Press Photo Awards, Portugal.

 

2001-2006

• Regular teaching activity at Multimedia Institute & Portuguese Institute of Photography, Porto, Portugal.

 

2006-2007

• Develops and publishes As Fragas, a Gente e a Memória/ The Rocks, the People and the Memories, in collaboration with writer and journalist Manuel Carvalho and commissioned by the local government of Alijó, addressing the cultural and historical heritage in the heart of the Douro region.

 

2007-2008

• In partnership with the municipalities of Alijó and Matosinhos, develops and publishes Entre Nós/Between Us, a video work in parallel with photography workshop for children, addressing the contrast between urban and rural Portugal from the perspective of the youngsters.

 

2008

• Selected and participation at Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany.

 

2008-…

• Beginning of regular collaboration with the New York Times.

 

2008-2010

• Collaboration with NGO Doctors of the World, Portuguese delegation.

 

2009

Participation in the project This Day of Change developed by Japanese Courrier, where 132 international photographers were invited to develop a work on the theme of "Hope", coinciding with the inauguration of the new U.S. president. Publication of book and traveling exhibition.

 

2010

• Participation in FotoWeekDC Festival in Washington, USA.

• Part of the presentation of Portuguese Photography Night at Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania.

 

2010-2011

• Develops and publishes a photography and Video project titled Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, commissioned by the local government of Alfandega da Fé and conducted in partnership with A.E.P.G.A. (Association for the Study and Protection of the Asinine Cattle).

 

2011

• Official Competition with Faith In Donkeys at the 14th W. Puchalski International Nature Film Festival, Poland.

• Presentation of the film Faith In Donkeys at the Festival Il Burro I L Gaiteiro, Miranda do Douro, Portugal.

• Presentation of the film Faith In Donkeys at the Anthropology, Film and Directions - VI Spring Meetings of Miranda do Douro, Portugal.

 

2012

• Best Portuguese documentary with Faith in Donkeys at Cine'Eco International Environmental Film Festival , Seia, Portugal.

• Live Multimedia presentation of Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell with music by Gonçalo Pereira (Diamond Gloss & Francis Alen Bell) and live spoken word by Gon, as part of Entre Margens Festival, Mirandela Auditorium and Lamego Theater, Portugal.

• Presentation of the works Between Us & Faith in Donkeys at Bursa Photo Fest 2012, Turkey.

• Projection of selected portuguese photographers at Macadam Gallery, Brussels.

• Selected for Descubrimientos/PhotoEspana 2012

2013

• Broadcast of Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys at TV National broadcast channel SIC, Portugal.

• Official Competition with Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys at the Agrofilm International Film Festival, Slovaquia.

2014

Broadcast of Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys at TV National broadcast channel SIC, Portugal.

• Official selection of the work/book  “Viagem Sem Rumo/Journey With No Route” at SCAN PhotoBooks exhibition/SCAN Tarragona Photography Festival, Spain.

• Official selection of the work/book  “Viagem Sem Rumo/Journey With No Route” at “The Photo Book Market”/ Encontros da Imagem - International Photography Festival.

• II Edition Douro Entrepreneur Award – 2º place/ Video category with “Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell” (Work-in-progress) presented at Espaço Exposições EDP Porto, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Município de Santa Marta de Penaguião, Municipio Lamego, Municipio de Vila Nova Foz Côa, Portugal.

2015

• II Edition Douro Entrepreneur Award – 2º place/ Video category with “Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell” (Work-in-progress) presented at Expo Milão 2015, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice, Italy.

• Official selection of the work/book  “Viagem Sem Rumo/Journey With o Route” at ‘The Folio Club’ gallery in Barcelona, Spain.

 • 8th ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival 2015 - 1st Prize "Wine and Gastronomy" Category - Porto Ferreira “Luxury of Time”

2016

• Graphis Advertising Annual 2016 - Video Category – “Gold Award” for Porto Ferreira “Luxury of Time”  

• Participation in the commemorative book of the 20 years of Porto World Heritage edited by the Porto Municipality.

 

 


Solo Exhibitions

 

2001

Pity vs. Charity – observation & reflection, Lugar Comum/Centro de Experimentação Artística do Clube Português de Artes e Ideias/ Lugar Comum/Experimental Art Centre of Portuguese Arts and Ideas Club, Oeiras, Portugal.

 

2002

Pity vs. Charity – observation & reflection, Labirintho Gallery, Porto/Portugal.

 

2003

Pity vs. Charity – observation & reflection, Famalicão Art Centre, Portugal.

 

2004

Pity vs. Charity – observation & reflection, Gil Vicente Academic Theatre, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

2005

Pity vs. Charity – observation & reflection, Multimedia Centre, Espinho, Portugal.

 

2007

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell, Foundation Museum Maurício Penha, Sanfins do Douro, Portugal.

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell, Alijó Municipal Auditorium, Portugal.

 

2008

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell/ - work-in-progress, Sounds & Ruralities Art Festival, Vimioso, Portugal.

 

2010

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, Alfândega da Fé, Portugal.

 

2011

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, Alfândega da Fé, Portugal.

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, Festival L Burro I L Gueiteiro; Miranda do Douro, Portugal

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Porto , Portugal.

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, 4th International Tourism Festival, Barcelos, Portugal..

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys, Forum for Art and Culture, Espinho, Portugal.

 

2012

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell - Photography Festival Entre Margens/Between Margins, Mirandela, Portugal.

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys - Ovibeja, Portugal.

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys - Finisterra, Film & Tourism Festival, Palmela, Portugal.

 

2013

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell - Photography Festival Entre Margens/Between Margins, Amarante & Stª Marta de Penaguião, Portugal.

Fé nos Burros/Faith in Donkeys - LXFactory & Parque de Monsanto Park Lisbon, Portugal

 

2014

Journey With No Route - Portuguese Centre of Photography

 

2015

• Journey With No Route - FESTimagem2015 – International Festival of Image at São Paulo, Brazil.

Collective Exhibitions

 

2000

A Vida é Bela/ Life is Beautiful - 110 w Cultural Association, Carlos Alberto National Theatre , Porto, Portugal.

 

2001

Felicidade/Happiness - S.O.S. Art Cultural Association, Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture, Portugal.

 

2002

Múltiplos e Objectos v4.0 - Epicentro, Art Centre, Porto, Portugal.

 

2005

Journey With no Route - 4th International Art Biennale of Vila Verde, Portugal.

 

2008

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell - Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany,.

 

2009

This Day of Change - Tokyo, Japan.

 

2010

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell - Lumix, FotoWeekDC 2010 Photo Festival, Washington DC, USA.

 

2011

• Photo Star collective exhibition, Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania.

 

2012-2013

Nine Months of Winter and Three of Hell - Entre-Margens Festival, Lisbon, Porto & Régua, Portugal.

 

 

Eduarda Freitas - Escritora & Produtora

 

Eduarda gosta de ser um vale de palavras. Ou um contador de histórias. Ex-jornalista entre 2000 e 2014, para entidades como a SIC (TV de código aberto), o Expresso, a RTP e a ANTENA 1. Atualmente, ela está trabalhando no campo da produção cultural, mas sempre chamando a atenção para a escrita, seja qual for a forma e a forma, desde que venha de dentro. Por enquanto, ela está escrevendo um libreto para uma ópera, enquanto brinca com seu próprio filho.

Tiago Carvalho - Diretor de Fotografia & Editor

 

Tiago se formou em Som e Imagem e se especializou em cinematografia com mestrado em Cinema e Audiovisual. Sua paixão é criar imagens. Pintar com luz. Para criar humores. Para trazer a plena floração para a mente do diretor. Como diretor de fotografia, seu trabalho já apareceu em vários festivais internacionais de cinema, recebendo também diversos prêmios por curtas-metragens como “Naufrágio” (2010), “Artur” (2011), “Noite” (2013), os três dirigidos de Flávio Pires, mas também do longa-metragem “É o Amor” (2013), de João Canijo. Seu trabalho comercial também foi impulsionado por prêmios como o Bronze Bear em Cannes Lions para “Troll” (2014) em colaboração com This is Pafica e Loopa Studio.

André Macedo - Webdesign, Animação & Design Gráfico

André desenvolve projetos em um espectro dentro de design de impressão, design de tela, interação e design de interface. Às vezes ilustração e mais recentemente projeto de movimento. É licenciado em Design de Comunicação Visual no Porto, Portugal, e mestre em Design de Interface Multimédia, realizado em Barcelona, onde se mudou e trabalhou durante alguns anos. Atualmente, ele está interessado na interseção entre os domínios analógico e digital.