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Joao Pina
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Joao Pina

João Pina is a photographer born in Portugal in 1980. Focused on the human condition and human rights, he began working as a professional photographer at age eighteen, and spent the past 20 years focused mostly on Latin America. Pina’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, GEO, Stern Magazine, El Pais, Le Monde, among others.
He has published three books, “Por teu livre pensamento” (Assírio&Alvim, 2007) portraying 25 former political prisoners from Portugal; “CONDOR” (Tinta-da-china/Blume/Ed. Sous-sol, 2014) about the military dictatorships in South America in the 1970’s; and “46750” (Tinta-da-china/Loco/FotoEvidence, 2018) about endemic violence in Rio de Janeiro.
His work has been exhibited at the Open Society Foundations (New York), International Center of Photography (New York), Point of View Gallery (New York), Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York), King Juan Carlos Center – NYU (New York), Canon Gallery (Tokyo), Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro), Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio de Janeiro), Paço das Artes (São Paulo), Centro de la Fotografia (Montevideo), Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Santiago de Chile), Parque de la Memoria (Buenos Aires), Torreão Poente – Museu de Lisboa (Lisbon), KGaleria (Lisbon), the Portuguese Center of Photography (Porto), Visa pour L’Image (Perpignan), and Reencontres d’Arles (Arles).
He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2017-2018 and an Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow in Washington D.C. in 2018-2019. He is currently a Fellow at Columbia University’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris (2021-2022).
He graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program in New York in 2005, where he is currently a faculty member. He is a regular lecturer and teacher of photography.