Pauliana Valente Pimentel
As an artist and a freelance photographer she has been producing photo reportages since 1999 for various Portuguese and foreign magazines and newspapers. In 2005 she took part in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program. She was member of the [Kameraphoto] collective from 2006 until its extinction in 2014, and a founding member of the N’WE collective in 2016. Besides her participation in collectively authored books, she produced her own first book “VOL I” in 2009, published by Pierre Von Kleist, “Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage” in 2011 by Gulbenkian Foundation and “Quel Pedra” by Camera Infinita in 2018. Filmography: “Diz-se que Portugal é um bom país para se viver”, 40’, Portugal 2011; “Youth of Athens”, 13’. Athens, Greece, 2012; “Entre Nous”, 51’. Portugal, France, 2014. In 2015 she won the prize for the best photographic work of the year by the Portuguese Author Society and in 2016 she was nominee for the Novo Banco prize, the most important prize in Portugal for contemporary photography. She did already several exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, but also outside such as EUA, Turkey, China, Morocco and Cape Verde. She was represented for five years by Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea and seven years by Galeria das Salgadeiras, in Lisbon. Nowadays she collaborates with several galleries in Europe and part of her work belongs to private and institutional collections.