Gonçalo Fonseca 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. Of giving voice to those who have none, of witnessing the world's injustices. That is what drives him.
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 Photojournalist 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, El Pais Semanal, Planeta Futuro, 7K, Diari Ara, Equal Times, Euronews, Open Society Foundations
Awards & Exhibitions:
2017 - Finalist at the Renaissance Photography Prize;
2017 - "24H - Life in a Chinese Livestreaming Factory" was one of Nominees in the Culture category at the 2nd Photogrvphy Grant;
2017 - 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 - Exhibit of the project "Hope" at the Art Museum of Cerdanyola in Spain, September;
2017 - Exhibit at "Renaissance Photography" expo at the Getty Images Gallery in London, October;
2018 - Finalist in the Hellerau Portrait Award 2018, exhibit in Dresden;
2018 - Finalist in the Open Call 2018, European Month of Photography Bratislava, exhibit in Bratislava