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Art Gallery AFK

Manuel Francisco Sousa

Manuel Francisco Sousa, lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.


His education was multi-disciplinary, having studied music, art history, photography and visual studies, with MA in Design and Visual culture, specializing in Photography studies, from Escola Superior de Design (IADE, Lisbon).


Devoted mainly to visual projects usually engaged with portraits and documentary, but also branches out his activities to commercial photography assignments. His current interests lie in the relationships between image, the photographic medium and identity, as representation and performance.


In 2005 was editor-in-chief of Super Foto magazine (Portugal) and took part in EISA – European Imaging and Sound Association’s photography panel. Has several dozen articles on photographic art and technique published in various specialized magazines in Portugal and Spain.



Selected exhibitions / publications



2013 -“Staging and Revelation II” (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, 7th March – 12th April

2013 -“Staging and Revelation” (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, 12th July – 20th September  
2012 - Contemporary photography (collective), Gallery AFK, Lisbon, 4th – 20th October  

2010 - XI Vila Franca de Xira Photography Biennial (Portugal).

2010 - XVII Sintra Annual Plastic Artists Meeting (Portugal).

2009 - II Sintra Photography Biennial (Portugal).

2008 - Epson Digigraphie certified author.

2008 - Papies Awards (Portugal), with an honourable mention in Photography.

2007 - Papies Awards (Portugal), won both prizes in the photography category.

2007 - “Caminhos de Minas” (“Minas” project catalogue),ISBN-13 978-989-95299-0-8.

2005 - “Técnicas de Fotografia Digital” (Digital Photography Technique Single Issue, magazine), Epson Portugal / Editorial Grupo V.

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