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Instagram Takeover: José Pedro Cortes

José Pedro Cortes takes over the Photoworks Instagram account, December 2018.

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José Pedro Cortes (Porto, Portugal, 1976) studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design (Master of Arts in Photography, 2004) in the UK. His photographic work has been exhibited regularly during the last ten years in Portugal and abroad. He is the author five books, including Things Here and Things Still to Come, Costa and his latest A Necessary Realism, published to accompany a major exhibition at MNAC – Museu Nacional Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon. He is also the founder and co-editor of Pierre von Kleist editions, a photobook publisher based in Lisbon.

 

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Hi, this is José Pedro Cortes @josepedrocortes, I’m a Portuguese photographer living in Lisbon, and I’m taking over Photoworks IG account from today till next Sunday. . ‘Studio’, 70×48 cm, 2018. . This image here is from my last exhibition ‘Um Realismo Necessário | A Necessary Realism’, held at MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon. In this exhibition I looked at one of the main subjects: the body. Looking at others was always a way to think about the reality that surrounds me, accepting, through images, the complexity of this time – its fabrication and impulses, its vulnerability and beauty – which do not allow for dogmatic readings. Exhibition curated by @nunoccrespo . A book was also co-published by Pierre von Kleist editions/MNAC. @pierrevonkleist #anecessaryrealism #josepedrocortes #photoworks

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Hi, this is José Pedro Cortes @josepedrocortes, I’m a Portuguese photographer living in Lisbon, and I’m taking over Photoworks IG account till next Sunday. During this period I’ll be showing images from my work and other stuff that I look at every now and then – books, images and objects. . ‘Broken Flowers’, 2011 . This image comes from my book ‘Things Here and Things Still to Come’, published in 2011 with Pierre von Kleist editions, and featured in ‘Photobook: A History vol.III’, by M.Parr and G.Badger. . To this day, I still feel this was one of my most important images, that made me progress in search of my own direction in photography. . @pierrevonkleist search #anecessaryrealism #josepedrocortes #photoworks #flowers

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For more of Jose’s work, visit his website here.