Gonçalo Fonseca (b. 1993) is a documentary photographer based in Lisbon, working on Health and Human Rights stories.
In his early teens, he developed a passion for capturing those crucial moments of time, where you could see life pulsating if you looked carefully. Later he discovered the power of storytelling and journalism. He dedicates himself tirelessly to shed light on underreported topics and to amplify the voices of those he photographs.
After studying Journalism at the Catholic University in Lisbon (2011-2014), he decided to pursue his passion and dedicate himself to photography. In 2015-2016 he studied the Postgraduate Degree in Photojournalism at the Autonomous University in Barcelona. Since then, he has reported from Spain, Portugal, China and India. His photos have been exhibited in Lisbon, London, Dresden and Bratislava.
Publications & Clients:
TIME, Washington Post, Aftonbladet, El Pais Semanal, Planeta Futuro, 7K, Diari Ara, Equal Times, Le Temps, De Standaard, Semanário Expresso, Euronews, Open Society Foundations;
Awards & Exhibitions:
2017 - "Hope" Finalist at the Renaissance Photography Prize;
2017 - "Life in a Chinese Livestreaming Factory" was one of Nominees in the Culture category at the 2nd Photogrvphy Grant;
2017 - "How Portugal Won the War on Drugs" recieved Honorable Mention in General News category at the Annual Neutral Density Awards;
2017 - Exhibit at "Images with Solidarity" at the Portuguese Telecomunications Museum, August;
2017 - "Hope" exhibited at the Art Museum of Cerdanyola in Spain, September;
2017 - Exhibit at "Renaissance Photography" expo at the Getty Images Gallery in London, October;
2018 - "Hope" Finalist in the Hellerau Portrait Award 2018, exhibit in Dresden;
2018 - "Organ Bazaar" Finalist in the Open Call 2018, European Month of Photography Bratislava, exhibit in Bratislava;
2018 - "Organ Bazaar" recieved an Honorable Mention at the Neutral Density Awards 2018 in the Documentary category;
2019 - "Organ Bazaar" recieved an Honorable Mention at Estação Imagem Awards in the Contemporary Issues category;
2019 - "Lisbon's Housing Crisis" was exhibited at Palácio Anjos in Lisbon, as a part of the "Narrativa Masterclass" taught by WPP prize winner Mário Cruz, May;
2019 - "Lisbon's Housing Crisis" won Young Prize category at the Educando la Mirada Award, exhibit in June in Girona, Spain;
2019 - Speaker at "Journalism in Extreme Situations" at Nova University in Lisbon, April;
2019 - Speaker at TEDx ULisboa, "Lessons in Resilency from my Documentary Practice", May;