Brief CV

João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal.

He is a Lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau.

He was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine published in Lisbon between 1979 and1982.

In 2017 began to exhibit his photography work, with individual exhibitions at “Creative Macau – Center for Creative Industries”, Macau (February 2017), at “Museu Berardo”, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal (from February to August 2018) and at “Macau Contemporary Art Center – Navy Yard nº 1”, Macau (April to June 2019).  He has 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 Berardo) in 2018, “Photo-Scitpts – 12 short stories (published by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government) in 2019.

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

 

Awards

1) MAIN AWARDS

2018:
– 3rd Place in the category “Press” of the Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (Here: https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2018/9729/)
– 1st Place in the category “Editorial / Sports (Non-Prof.) of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. (Here: https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-159343-18)
– 1st Place in the category Non-prof. / Editorial of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. (Here: https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/tokyo/2018/4930/)
– Gold Medal in the subcategory Editorial / Sports of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. (Here: https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/tokyo/2018/4319/)

2019:
– 1st Place in the category “Photojournalism (Amateur)” of the FAPA – Fine Art Photography Awards, with the project “Wisdom Preparatory Academy”. (Here: https://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2018-2019/amateur/photojournalism/gold-award)
– 2nd Place (Silver) in the category of Editorial/Photo Essay of the Moscow International Foto Awards, with the project “Wisdom Preparatory Academy”. (Here: https://www.moscowfotoawards.com/winners/moscow/2019/5169/)
– 3rd Place (Bronze) in the category of Portrait / Children of the PX3 Prix de la Photography Paris, with the photo “Child’s Dream”. (Here: https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2019/10629/)
– 2nd Place in the category “Editorial / Press / Contemporary Issues (Non-Prof.)” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Wisdom Academy”. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-167824-19)

2) HONORABLE MENTIONS:

2018:
– Honorable Mention in the category “People: Other” of the ND Awards, with the project “Tribute”. (Here: https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2018/non-professional/other/hm/9000)
– Honorable Mention in the category “Nature: Trees” of the ND Awards, with the project “Loneliness Tree”. (Here: https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2018/non-professional/trees/hm/8897)
– Honorable Mention in the category of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, with the project “Night Visions” (Here: https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/hm/2018/23-15112-18/)
– Honorable Mention in the category Amateurs “Landscapes” of the Monochrome Photography Awards, with the project “Loneliness Tree”. (Here: https://monoawards.com/winners-gallery/monochrome-awards-2018/amateur/landscapes/hm/9051)

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”. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-172996-19)
– 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”. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-172997-19)
– 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. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-167826-19)
– 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”. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-172936-19)
– Honorable Mention in the category “Sports – Sport Competitions (Non-Prof.)” of the International Photography Awards, New York, with the project “Fighting Hard”. (Here: http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-172948-19)

3) OTHERS:

– Selected artist of YICCA – International Contest of Contemporary Art, Milan, 2017/18, with a photo for the project “Tribute”.