Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro (Lisbon, Portugal, April...
Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro (Lisbon, Portugal, April 4th, 1979) is a Portuguese photojournalist who has been living in Macau for the past 13 years.

His closest family has no artistic tradition. Thus, can it be justified that he only truly came into the world of photography by the age of 18. He knows many Portuguese photographers of the most diverse fields and continues to learn with them. After four years studying Geological Engineering, he reached the conclusion that his interests were elsewhere and enrolled in the Communication Sciences degree, Journalism variant, in the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa - a degree he completed in 2005.

He started working in the field of photography in 2000 and, two years later, initiated his professional internship in the now extinct news agency Intermeios. For six years, he was part of the permanent staff at the A Bola newspaper. He collaborated with various Portuguese and foreign publications, including the I, Público, Correio da Manhã, O Comércio do Porto, Expresso, Washington Post, BBC, The Guardian, among many others. He also carried out photographic works for various companies. Between 2004 and 2010 he was, in Portugal, the official photographer of the Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury.

Winner of a number of awards during his career, Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro has also had a number of exhibitions, in his own name and collectively. Published in 2015, "Macau 5.0 | 澳門 5.0 | Macao 5.0" is his first book of photography. In 2019, he presented "Myanmar: o retrato de um povo". In 2021, he presents two books: "Desvelo • 關愛 • Zeal", published in Macao, and “Tonle Sap”, launch in Brazil. In 2022, he launched "O que foi não volta a ser...". In 2023, he published "Um vislumbre de luz • 一瞥光亮 • A glimpse of light", a collection box with 20 images from his portfolio to celebrate more than 20 years dedicated to photography.

Having arrived in Macau, he joined the Hoje Macau newspaper, where he worked as writer and editor-in-charge between 2010 and 2014. He was the photography coordinator of Macau magazine, portuguese version, between 2011 and 2021. He was also, between 2018 and 2021 multimedia journalist and editor at Plataforma Media project of the Global Media group. For two years and half (begin of 2021 to mid 2023) he was part of the editorial staff of Ponto Final newspaper as a photojournalist. Nowadays, collaborates with Lusa News Agency, from Portugal.

Since 2019, he is one of the official photographers of International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

Founding member of Halftone - Macao Photographic Association.

Represented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Icon Artes Galeria.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2024 – Silver - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2023 – Bronze - BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2023 – 1st place, editorial/other and architecture/cityscape - NEUTRAL DENSITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (ND)
2023 – 3rd place - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
2023 – Finalist, The Museum of Avant-garde (MA-g) - NOBUYOSHI ARAKI MA-G AWARDS
2023 – 1st place, winner essay category - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA PARATY EM FOCO
2023 – Bronze - THE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3)
2023 – 8th edition Open Call winner - POSTER MOSTRA
2023 – People Vote Award - REFOCUS AWARDS
2022 – Gold - BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2022 – Silver - THE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3)
2022 – 2nd place - MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2022 – Bronze - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2021 – Winner and "Best of Best" - PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERPRIZE AWARD - ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE
2021 – Bronze - THE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3)
2021 – Honorable Mention - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2021 – Finalist, Editorial - ONE EYELAND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2020 – Commended - PHOTO OXFORD FESTIVAL
2020 – Winner, series category, “Macau 2020 - A Time for Introspection” - MACAU CLOSER
2020 – Finalist and Spotlight Asia, Open Call 100 photo-stories, series - THE OTHER HUNDRED - HEALERS
2020 – Finalist - KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS  
2020 – Finalist in Documentary Photography - COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
2020 – Finalist, Editorial - ONE EYELAND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2019 – Finalist - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2019 – Winner - Latin American Fotografía 8 - AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION AND AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (AI-AP)
2019 – Honorable Mention - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA PARATY EM FOCO
2019 – Honorable Mention - PRÉMIO ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM
2019 – Finalist, World.Report Award | Documenting Humanity - FESTIVAL DELLA FOTOGRAFIA ETICA
2019 – Finalist and Editors' favorite submission - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST
2019 – Editors' pick - LIFE FRAMER
2019 – Editors' pick - THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER
2019 – Finalist - ALL ABOUT PHOTO AWARDS
2019 – Winner, Architecture - UMBRA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2019 – Judges choice - AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN
2019 – 3rd place, Architecture category - FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2019 – Silver - ONE EYELAND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2018 – 2nd place, Architecture category - CHROMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2018 – 3rd place, Portrait category - CHROMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
2018 – Editors' pick - THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER
2018 – Honorable Mention - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
2018 – Editors' pick - LENSCULTURE
2017 – Editor's pick - THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER
2017 – Honorable Mention - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
2017 – Honorable Mention - THE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3)
2016 – Honorable Mention - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
2016 – Honorable Mention - NEUTRAL DENSITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (ND)
2014 – Finalist - IIAS PHOTO CONTEST PICTURING ASIA
2012 – 4th place, online voting - AMBIENTE IMAGENS DISPERSAS PHOTO AWARDS (Associação Amigos do Cáster)
2012 – Finalist - AMBIENTE IMAGENS DISPERSAS PHOTO AWARDS (Associação Amigos do Cáster)
2009 – 2nd place, Liberty Best Moment category - LIBERTY SEGUROS PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS
2008 – Honorable Mention, News Story category - VISÃO/BES PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS
2007 – 1st place, Liberty Best Moment category - LIBERTY SEGUROS PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS

Many other honorable mentions, commendations, nominations and highlights


EXHIBITIONS
2024 – "Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO", collective, Fuhui Art Museum - GUANGZHOU (CHINA)
2023 – "Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO", collective, RITZ Gallery - MACAO (CHINA)
2023 – Halftone exhibition 2023 - collective art exhibition, Rui Cunha Foundation - MACAO (CHINA)
2023 – "Limited Edition - second edition" - collective, Galeria Santa Maria Maior - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2023 – Part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Avant-garde (MA-g), open in 2025 - MENDRISIO (SWITZERLAND)
2023 – Festival Internacional de Fotografia Paraty em Foco - PARATY-RJ (BRAZIL)
2023 – 8th edition Open Call Poster Mostra, outdoor collective exhibition - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2023 – "O que foi não volta a ser..." - individual, online, Macau Memory website from Macau Foundation - MACAO (CHINA)
2023 – "O que foi não volta a ser..." - individual, Hold On The Hope - MACAO (CHINA)
2022 – "Limited Edition - first edition" - collective, Galeria Santa Maria Maior - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2022 – "O que foi não volta a ser..." - individual, Rui Cunha Foundation - MACAO (CHINA)
2022 – Ten years of the 24 Hour Project - collective, Goethe-Institut Gallery - HONG KONG (CHINA)
2022 – 6th edition Fotografia Arte Plural - collective, Festival Internacional de Fotografia Paraty em Foco - PARATY-RJ (BRAZIL)
2022 – 6th edition Fotografia Arte Plural - collective, Icon Artes Galeria - RIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL)
2022 – "Close to Me" - individual, iNstantes - Avintes International Photography Festival - AVINTES (PORTUGAL)
2022 – 10th Anniversary of Rui Cunha Foundation - collective art exhibition, Rui Cunha Foundation - MACAO (CHINA)
2021 – Photographers for Social Change - 24HourProject, collective, Idea Gallery - TEHRAN (IRAN)
2021 – Photographers for Social Change - 24HourProject, collective, Erstereihe.Hamburg Art Gallery - HAMBURG (GERMANY)
2021 – Photographers for Social Change - 24HourProject, collective, Wohls Gård Cultural Center - KIRKKONUMMI (FINLAND)
2021 – HalfTone debut exhibition, collective, Portuguese Bookstore - MACAO (CHINA)
2021 – "Olhares sobre a Pandemia", collective, Mosaico Fotogaleria Open Call - VITÓRIA (BRASIL)
2020 – "The Other Hundred - Healers", collective, Hong Kong Baptist University - HONG KONG (CHINA)
2020 – Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, collective, Suwon International Photo Festival - SUWON (SOUTH KOREA)
2020 – “Macau 2020 - A Time for Introspection”, collective, Portuguese Bookstore, Script Road - Macau Literary Festival - MACAO (CHINA)
2020 – Womanhood Finalists 2020, collective, London Photo Festival Fence, Marble Hill House - LONDON (UK)
2020 – Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards, collective, Ilham Gallery - KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)
2020 – "#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis", International Center of Photography - NEW YORK (USA)
2020 – Finalist of the exhibition "Lovely Macau" Thematic Photography Competition, two photos inside public buses - MACAO (CHINA)
2019 – 3rd edition Fotografia Arte Plural - collective, Icon Artes Galeria - RIO DE JANEIRO (BRAZIL)
2019 – Atlas of Humanity, Galerie Joseph Le Marais - PARIS (FRANCE)
2019 – World.Report Award | Documenting Humanity, collective - Festival della Fotografia Etica - LODI (ITALY)
2019 – "Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO", collective, RITZ Gallery - MACAO (CHINA)
2019 – Festival Internacional de Fotografia Paraty em Foco - PARATY-RJ (BRAZIL)
2019 – Documenting Humanity - 24HourProject, collective, El Barrio's ArtSpace PS109 - NEW YORK (USA)
2019 – "RAEM, 20 anos - Um olhar sobre Macau", collective, OPPIA - oPorto Picture Academy  - OPORTO (PORTUGAL)
2019 – "RAEM, 20 anos - Um olhar sobre Macau", collective, Portuguese Consulate-General - MACAO (CHINA)
2019 – "Head On Portrait Prize 2019" semi-finalists slideshow, collective, Paddington Town Hall - PADDINGTON (AUSTRALIA)
2019 – "Myanmar: o retrato de um povo", individual, Rui Cunha Foundation - MACAO (CHINA)
2018 – "Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO", collective, RITZ Gallery - MACAO (CHINA)
2018 – "Macau 5.0 | 澳門 5.0 | Macao 5.0", individual, Ler Devagar Bookstore - LISBON (PORTUGAL)  
2018 – “Rivercities crossing borders: history and strategies”, collective, Script Road - Macau Literary Festival - MACAO (CHINA)
2018 – "Portrait: Image and Identity", collective, Black Box Gallery - PORTLAND (USA)
2018 – "Shaping Dream", collective, Macao Military Club - MACAO (CHINA)
2018 – "Photography Now", collective, The Brick Lane Gallery - LONDON (UK)
2017 – "Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO", collective, RITZ Gallery - MACAO (CHINA)
2017 – "Macau 5.0 | 澳門 5.0 | Macao 5.0", individual, online, Documentary Photography Museum - BRASILIA (BRAZIL)
2015 – "Macau 5.0 | 澳門 5.0 | Macao 5.0", individual, Portuguese Consulate-General - MACAO (CHINA)
2014 – "IIAS Photo Contest Picturing Asia Exhibition", collective, Leiden University - LEIDEN (THE NETHERLANDS)
2011 – "Macau, one year in twenty photographs", individual, Amor de Biscoito - ANSIÃO (PORTUGAL)
2010 – "Rostos & Nuances", individual, Amor de Biscoito - ANSIÃO (PORTUGAL)
2010 – "Rostos & Nuances", individual, Statvs - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2010 – "O Chiado vai ter a Maior Exposição Fotográfica do Mundo", collective - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2010 – "Encontros do Olhar", collective, Portuguese Institute of Photography - LISBON (PORTUGAL)
2002 – "Alentejo - Mundo Rural", collective, itinerant - PORTUGAL
2002 – "Chiado", collective - FORTE DA CASA (PORTUGAL)
2002 – "O Começo", collective, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa - LISBON (PORTUGAL)


BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS
2023 – "Um vislumbre de luz • 一瞥光亮 • A glimpse of light", box with collection of photographs - IPSIS VERBIS, Macao
2022 – "O que foi, não volta a ser..." - IPSIS VERBIS, Macao
2021 – "Tonle Sap" - ARTISAN RAW BOOKS, Brazil
2021 – "Desvelo • 關愛 • Zeal" - IPSIS VERBIS, Macao
2021 – "Era uma vez Jorge Sampaio - Histórias e imagens", collective edition, TINTA-DA-CHINA, Portugal
2021 – "#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis", colective edition - INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, USA
2020 – "Everydaycovid. Diários fotográficos em estado de emergência", collective edition, AUTHORS EDITION - Portugal
2020 – "The Other Hundred - Healers", collective edition - Global Institute For Tomorrow, Hong Kong
2019 – "Myanmar: o retrato de um povo", exhibition album - RUI CUNHA FOUNDATION, Macao
2015 – “Macau 5.0 | 澳門 5.0 | Macao 5.0” - AUTHOR EDITION, Macao
2013 – "The Harmony of Disability", collective edition - MACAU SPORTS PRESS ASSOCIATION, Macao
2013 – "Antologia Luso-Brasileira de Fotografia Contemporânea – Volume IV – 'Essência e Memória'", collective edition - CHIADO EDITORA, Portugal


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Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro (Lisbon, Portugal, April 4th, 1979) is a Portuguese photojournalist who has been living in Macau for the past 13 years.
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