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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…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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

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