Hugo Barros (PT)
Hugo Barros was born in 1998 in the city of Amadora, growing up in two different neighborhoods. He began his artistic journey when he decided to pursue a Specialized Arts Course with a focus on photography. During this period, he participated in various international and national group exhibitions.With his passion for photography, he went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree where he deepened his photographic knowledge over four years and explored his artistic vision. He developed his visual language through his creations, often working on projects related to the memories of the places where he had grown up.In 2019, he independently released his first documentary short film, “2610 – Bairro Zambujal,” which showcases aspects of his daily life, from parties and street scenes to music productions. He sought to capture the lives of different people, all bound by a shared community experience. The project also included photographs taken in these same contexts.In the same year, he participated in the “Face Festival 2019” exhibition organized by Young Minds Matter, was part of the group exhibition “Mostra” at the CAI Gallery in Tomar, and took part in the Collective Photography Exhibition I at the Municipal Museum of Vila de Rei.In 2021, he was featured on the Antena 1 program “Cidade Invisível” and had articles published in Revista MIL Lisboa, P3 (Público), and Revista SISO. In October, he was invited to participate in the group exhibition “Linha Imaginária” at MU.SA in Sintra.In December, at the invitation of Catarina Botelho and David Guéniot, he took part in an event titled “Lisboa Ano Zero – Olhares Fotográficos 2015-2021,” which aimed to explore different perspectives and representations of the city of Lisbon. The event took place at TBA.In 2022, he embarked on projects in the field of music videos and video performance for various artists and events. In July, he presented the documentary video “2610 – Bairro Zambujal” through the Cine Clube das Caldas da Rainha at B.leza.In August, he conducted a photography workshop in collaboration with the Serra das Minas Association and the AGA Khan Foundation Portugal.In January 2023, the final session of the Cine Clube das Caldas da Rainha took place at the José Malhoa Museum, where he once again showcased his documentary film and his books.In May 2023, he participated in the launch of the book “Lisboa Mesma Outra Cidade” at TBA, a book in which he contributed along with other photographers and writers.