Maria João Salgado
Photographer

Maria João Salgado, born in 1992 in Portugal. Alma Mater: Portuguese Institute Of Photography (IPF). Since then my work focused on documentary photography, developing projects on human rights and alternative living communities.

From 2016 to 2018 I was part of the Projéctil artistic-cultural collective, collaborating in the production of several events and in the creation of imagery for national (sculpture and music) artists. In 2019 I won the Young Creators Award in photography with the project Only Emergency Calls and was thus nominated to represent Portugal at the Biennual of Arts of the CPLP, in Luanda, Angola.

In late 2019, traveled to Western Sahara refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where I document the impact of women on the Saharaui community. This project was published in the national Portuguese newspaper Jornal Publico in October 2020 and was a finalist in Encontros da Imagem 2020 festival. I currently attend the documental and artistic photography master of the Institute of Cultural and Artistic Production of Porto and I’m developing work in a more artistic language.

Maria João Salgado
Photographer

Maria João Salgado, born in 1992 in Portugal. Alma Mater: Portuguese Institute Of Photography (IPF). Since then my work focused on documentary photography, developing projects on human rights and alternative living communities.

From 2016 to 2018 I was part of the Projéctil artistic-cultural collective, collaborating in the production of several events and in the creation of imagery for national (sculpture and music) artists. In 2019 I won the Young Creators Award in photography with the project Only Emergency Calls and was thus nominated to represent Portugal at the Biennual of Arts of the CPLP, in Luanda, Angola.

In late 2019, traveled to Western Sahara refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where I document the impact of women on the Saharaui community. This project was published in the national Portuguese newspaper Jornal Publico in October 2020 and was a finalist in Encontros da Imagem 2020 festival. I currently attend the documental and artistic photography master of the Institute of Cultural and Artistic Production of Porto and I’m developing work in a more artistic language.

  • Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters
    Publication
    Steidl / C/O Berlin
    International
    The images of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark are icons of documentary and humanistic photography. Focusing her camera on the socially disadvantaged and those on the fringes of society, she told the stories of her protagonists without prejudice. In the context of the emerging women’s movement in the USA during the 1960s and 70s, and as a freelance photographer at a time when print media was suffering its first major crisis, Mark fought her way to the forefront of female voices in photojournalism. (more…)