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Joao Sa e Sousa




Name: João Pedro Gouveia Sá e Sousa


Telephone: 00351 964684698

E-mail: saesousa@gmail.com

Date of Birth: 28/06/80


Work Experience


October 2001 – Present

Freelance Photographer


Main responsibilities: capturing high quality images for commercial purposes or Art events, promoting own work through individual and collective exhibitions.


September 2009 – November 2010

A Gallery and GG Gallery, London 


Gallery Assistant

Main responsibilities: Mounting exhibitions, customer service, contacting clients, promoting events and art work, attracting new clients, documenting events, assisting with the transport of exhibitions and collections, maintaining the building on a daily basis, investigating and resolving invoice problems, handling telephone inquiries, internal and external mail.


May 2007 – June 2009

Creative Photos, Swansea


Nightclub Photographer

Main responsibilities: Dealing with nightclub clients, customer service, selling images captured in the venue, administrative duties (completing stock sheets, doing equipment inventories, banking and receiving payments from customers).


October 2005 – June 2006

Way – Marketing and Advertising Solutions, Lisbon


Events Promoter

Main responsibilities: Promoting products, supervising teams in promotional events, handling correspondence and taking pictures of the events promoted.


September 2004 – January 2005

“Diário de Coimbra”, Portuguese Newspaper



Main responsibilities: News coverage, image edition, P.R. photography.




October 2006 – June 2009

Swansea Metropolitan University


BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts (2:1)




October 2005 – June 2006

ETIC Technical School of Image and Communication, Lisbon


Certificate of Professional Aptitude to carry out the profession of

Fashion/Advertising Photographer.


November 2002 – December 2003

CENJOR – Protocol Centre of Professional Training for Journalists, Lisbon


Certificate of Professional Aptitude to carry out the profession of



Published Work


Work published in magazines, press and exhibition catalogues:


June 2009 - Free Range” final Degree show, exhibition catalogue.


September 2004 to January 2005 - Press “Diario de Coimbra”.


May 2004 – “Homage to Coimbra’s Photographers”, Exhibition Catalogue.


January 2004 – “Via Latina Lusofonia AAC”, central page.


May 2003 – “Primeiras Imagens”, photographic coverage of Coimbra Film Festival.




Colective Exhibitions


June 2009 – “Finem Respice”, Final Degree show (Free Range) at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.


May 2009 – “Finem Respice”, Final Degree show at the Dynevor Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University.


November 2008 – “Our Summer” at Swansea Grand Theatre.


September – October 2008 – “Escape from Plato’s Cave”, National Art Students Annual Awards 2008 at Today Art Museum in Beijing, China.


June 2008 – “Primer festival de fotografía de Sevilla” in Seville, Spain.


May 2008 – “Anima Animus”, second year exhibition at the Dynevor Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University.


November 2007- “33”, Site Specific at the Norwegian Church, Swansea Marina.


May 2007 – “I Am Space”, first year exhibition at the Dynevor Campus, Swansea Metropolitan University.


May 2004 – “Homage Coimbra’s Photographers”, Casa da Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal.


May 2003 – “SOS Estudante” at  Gil Vicent Academic Theatre in Coimbra, Portugal.


December 2002 - “SOS Estudante”at International Exhibition of Lisbon, Portugal.


Individual Exhibitions


March-April 2004 – “Multiburst: a simple perspective” 60 images exhibited in 6 different spaces in Coimbra, Portugal. Supported by the Academic Association of Coimbra.


 November 2003  - Digital Psicadelic projection at A.A.C Coimbra.


April 2002 – “Macro Point of View”, exhibited in the main streets of Coimbra.


October-November 2001-“Hinton an Industrial Space” at Cafe Santa Cruz, Coimbra.


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