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Portuguese Photography

A Group for everyone interessed in History of Portuguese Photography

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2016

Um novo E-Book de Nuno Pinheiro

"Olhares sobre a fotografia"é um e-book que reúne textos de Nuno Pinheiro. A maior parte dos textos é sobre a  fotografia portuguesa por volta de 1900 e corresponde a versões revistas dos que foram publicados em "A Capital" no final dos anos 90. Entre eles encontra-se "Gramophones da Luz" (segundo uma expressão de Afonso Lopes Vieira) que marca a primeira abordagem à fotografia do ponto de vista da história social.

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Access to BNP digital resources through BDPI

Portugal y Panamá amplían sus colecciones en Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio A partir de hoy se puede acceder a nuevos recursos digitales incorporados por las Bibliotecas Nacionales de Portugal y…Continue

Started by Paulo Baptista Dec 20, 2014.

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Comment by Nuno Borges de Araújo on March 8, 2015 at 20:57

Hello Noemie,
I have a hyper synthetic text on 19th c. Portuguese photography that refers to some of the photographers you mention (
On Manuel Goulart you may find these:
New Bedford Whaling Museum - "Two Brothers Goulart; Photography in New Bedford and the Azores". New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1996. Catalogue of the exhibition at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Oct. 11, 1996 to Mar. 31, 1997.

"The Cabinet Card Gallery: Young and attractive bridal couple In New Bedford", Massachusetts,

There is also a text that I can find no more (this is the problem with internet publications):

Standard, Charlene Rocha - "Focusing on the Azorean Connection",

You can regularly find large stereoviews of the series "Azores, Madeira and Portugal", taken by Goulart brothers for sale at online auction websites like eBay, etc.
If you understand Portuguese there are some publications with additional information on some of the other photographers. Unfortunately you still can't find these texts digitized.

Good research,

Comment by Paulo Baptista on March 8, 2015 at 13:27

Dear Noemie,

I can send you some informations and bibliography on Biel and Vasques, I've already studied.

On Biel, in English, you can follow this link to a recent article: Furthermore there is a small 2010 book in Portuguese that was based on my MD thesis that includes a DVD with images, bibliography and archive research. Tell me if you are interested in it.

On Vasques there is a small text (only in Portuguese) in an exhibition catalog:

Hope I can publish soon a more detailed text on Vasques. Please send me you questions on it and I will answer them with pleasure.

Best regards,


Comment by noemie espinosa on March 7, 2015 at 19:54


Dear friend,

I will be very grateful if any of you could send me bibliography on History of Photography in Portugal in general and about any of the photographers on the list below:

Emilio Biel and Co.

M.O. Perestrelo (also Perestrelo & F.)

Jose Maria dos Santos

J. Leite


Nunes Ribeiro

Photographia Vasques

Lourenzo and Franco



Ernest Brown


Thank You very much for your help

Comment by Nuno Borges de Araújo on January 22, 2015 at 22:44

Thank you for the invitation Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro. Ours is a small country with many backyards. Let's go for a try!...

Comment by Isabel Marília Viana e Peres on December 17, 2014 at 19:32

Thanks for the invite.

Comment by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on December 17, 2014 at 11:53

This group is an attempt to get those working on Portuguese Photography together, in the long run we may try to organize a conference, or a publication.

Above all we will try to shorten the distance between Lisbon, Porto, and those who are working abroad.


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