Armando Ribeiro

Photographer | Curator

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  • LocationBristol, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I was born in 1976 in Angola, but had to flee with my family soon after amidst rising tensions and civil war. My childhood was spent dreaming about travelling and discovering long lost ancient civilisations, a passion that evolved into taking photographs of everything surrounding me - and trying to portray the issues that humanity faces within these modern societies. My work explores concepts relating to changing landscape, global environment and the human condition. I am especially drawn to the ever mutating landscape, be it man made or natural - the jarring juxtaposition of countryside and urban environments…

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Art Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Picture Editing
  • Fine Art
  • Documentary
  • Exhibition Design
  • Event Organisation
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Curating
  • Storytelling
  • Photo Essay
  • Book Publishing
  • Photobook

Work history

Currently

Photographer Curator

Freelance

Jan 2001
  • Working mainly in reportage and documentary photography. My photographic work explores concepts relating to changing landscape, global environment and the human condition. I am especially drawn to the ever mutating landscape, be it man made or natural - the jarring juxtaposition of countryside and urban environments… Curation and production of photographic shows including: a series of monthly photography projection evenings in London from September 2010 to December 2011; FORMAT 2011, Derby March 2011; Newcastle Arts Center, June 2011; Casa das Artes de Tavira, Portugal August 2012; Galeria Geraldes da Silva, Porto February 2014. Working with photographers and artists to curate, edit and produce their works for publishing, multimedia and exhibitions.

2013

Photographer Digital Imaging Technician

Lindley Library RHS

Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
  • Photograph drawings of early books and other library materials and art works. Organise imaging schedules for ongoing projects and images on demand. Ensure appropriate entry of metadata. Advise on any digital imaging, print and colour management issues for other members of library staff. Support the Images Curator on assessment of collections. Support the library team on the production and assembly of exhibitions, including the production of physical and multimedia exhibition materials. Handling, packaging and transport of Art collections material. Procurement and advisory on acquisition of specialist equipment used for completion of the above tasks.

2009

Picture Editor

Big Pictures

Mar 2007 - Jan 2009
  • Management, photo editing and captioning of the photographic production coming in from partner agencies and in-house photographers. Managing the night photographers team, receiving their work, editing and wiring the pictures/features to clients. Management and updating of the agency website.

2004

Photo Editor Archive Manager

City Files

Mar 2003 - Jun 2004
  • Creation and management of a photographic archive for the agency. Monitoring the production of the agency web site. Picture editing production coming in from partner agencies and in-house photographers. Assigning and commissioning photographers for photo shoots requested by clients. Budgeting in house photographic production of the agency.

2002

Digitisation Technician

Lupa, Conservation of Photography

Feb 1999 - Mar 2002
  • Creation of Digital Archives and management of digitisation projects of photographic collections in several private and public archives and libraries. Overseeing acquisition of hardware and software necessary for the completion of different digitisation projects. Setting digitisation standards for digitisation projects. Management of digital workflows. Supervising the metadata insertion and digital archiving procedures.

2000

Picture Desk Assistant

Lusa

Aug 1998 - Feb 2000
  • Photo editing and captioning of the photographic production coming in from in-house photographers and partner agencies. Editing and wiring the pictures/features to clients and updating the agency website.

Education

1998

Communication Studies and Journalism

Escola Superior de Educacao de Setubal

Aug 1994 - Nov 1998
  • Communication Studies and Journalism