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Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro's Blog (6)

Publication: Carlos and Margarida Relvas, Portuguese amateur photographers.

Carlos Relvas (1838-1894) is the best know among 19th Century Portuguese amateur photographers’, he was a very healthy farmer from the Ribatejo region and built his unique “Casa da Fotografia” is his hometown Golegã  ( ; ). In the not too rich panorama of Portuguese photo history he has…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on December 2, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Publication: Catalogue on XIXth Architecture Photography

Published by Spanish National Library as a catalogue for the exhibition Mirar la Arquitectura – Fotografia Monumental en el Siglo XIX  included in the 2015 Photo España (3 July-4 October 2015) , this book edited by researchers, Delfin Rodriguez Ruiz, Helena Perez Gallardo, and with texts by the two former and Helene Bocard,  Inmaculada Aguilar Civera, Carlos…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on October 20, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: D. Amelia e a Fotografia (Photographs of the last Queen of Portugal)

D. Amélia e a Fotografia. The last 20 years (1890/1910) of Portuguese Monarchy were the subject for a wide number of photographers, ranging from the best known professionals to several members of the Royal Family. 

This exhibition collects 130 of those images from the collections of "Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança" and "Palácio Nacional da Ajuda" and will…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on October 16, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

e-Publication: early Portuguese photography

Olhares sobre a fotografia is a new e-book by Nuno Pinheiro, free to download from It is a collection of texts, mostly published in the extinct Lisbon daily A Capital dealing with early Portuguese photography. One of them is "Gramophones da Luz" a 1990's academic paper, which is the first try on having photography seen by a social history point…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on June 2, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Conference: Urban Body. Conference on Photography, 15-16 April. Porto University

Considering the photography as a tool, channel, support and a relevant object for the study of Art History, the Department of Science and Technical Heritage of the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto plans to open a course of study and dissemination on the subject entitled Encounters with Photography. This first reedition is dedicated to the Urban…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on March 17, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Imargem, Almada, Portugal

Imargem, Almada Art Association will hold it's annual exhibition at Almada Art Gallery from 18 December to 14 February. This year there will be a homage to the photographer and master printer, António Paixão (1915-1985).

António Paixão (1915-1985) is recognized by his master printing skills, and printed for most mid to late 20th century Portuguese photographers.…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on December 17, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

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