phone : +351 915526911
Lisbon - Portugal
Ricardo Junqueira is based in Lisbon, Portugal and is available for photography assignments all over the world. He is an experienced photographer specialised in interior, exterior architecture, advertising, and lifestyle. The passion for what he does has taken him all over the world to shoot stories, editorials, advertising and catalogues. Ricardo's clients include architects, developers, ad agencies and business creatives. With over 30 years of experience photographing from the ground and the skies, drive for perfection in his imagery is clear. Strong relationships with clients prove his dedication to understanding their needs and going beyond. He travels light, loves flying, has a valid passport, has always an easygoing reputation and works really hard to make his clients looks great!
Over the years, he has photographed for a range of magazines and commercial clients such as:
The Wall Street Journal |Vogue |Casa Vogue Magazine | Conde Nast Traveler | Elle |Grup Sehrs | Editora Abril | Editora Globo | AIRBNB | Alamy | Getty Images | Basf | Petrobrás | Itaú Bank
Born in Brasília, where he lived until he was 22 years old. He started taking photographs in 1979 and became a professional photographer in 1984. From the beginning, he strived to research and reach results where technique was as important as artistic expression and creativity. In order to develop as a photographer, he moved to São Paulo, Brazil's commercial capital, in August 1988, where he worked in several photographic studios in advertising, whilst always maintaining a preoccupation with the artistic side of photography. Testament to that is the fact that he always tried to combine both aspects - the artistic and the commercial - in his work either by employing unconventional research techniques or methods of production in his commercial work, or by using, where possible, the income from his commercial work to support his artistic endeavour, which was show-cased in exhibitions and publications.
Since 1987 he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, among them the XXI Bienal de São Paulo and has several national and international awards. From January to August 1991 he co-coordinated a centre for research, portfolio assembling and exhibitions at the Collectors Gallery in São Paulo. In 1992, conquered a share of the highly competitive professional photography market in São Paulo, where he published photographic essays on several newspapers and magazines.
He also worked on commission for advertising companies. From 1993 to 1994 he taught photography at Escola Panamericana de Arte at São Paulo, a major art school in Brazil. member of Abrafoto - Brazilian Association of Advertising Photographers since 1999. member of RPCFB (cultural producers of Brazilian photography network) since 2009. member of AFP ( Profesional Photograhers Association of Portugal)
Specialities: architecture, interior design, hospitality, portraits, travel photography, fine art photography, commercial photography, advertising,
AWARDS / PRIZES WON
IV Photographic Research Centre Competition - CEUB - Brasília - may 1987.
APAC Prize 1990 - Special Category for the Macbeth Mauser exhibition - nov. 1990
APAC Prize 1992 - Best photographic work of the year - nov. 1992
Bank of Brasilia Prize - 1st "Celebrating Brasilia" Photographic Art Salon - apr. 1994
Columnists Prize - North/Northeast Natal region - apr. 1998
Bárbaro Prize - Natal - nov. 1998
Columnists Prize - North/Northeast Natal region - apr. 1999
Estampa Competition - Architectural Photography - 1st prize - jul. 2001
Ecosystem – IDEMA – Nature photography – 2nd prize – jul 2006
X Visual Arts Salon of Natal – Acquisition prize – jan. 2007
3rd International Color Awards/PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP - honorable mention - sept. 2007
4th Annual Black and White Spider Awards - nominee - nov. 2008
3º Salão Abraham Palatinik de Artes Visuais – nominee – dec. 2009
XI Prêmio Marc Ferrez de Fotografia – jul. 2010
5th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP - 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction – oct. 2010
7th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP - nominee – may 2014
MAIN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
"Expoarte" Brasília Univerity - oct. 1985.
''Rock Brasiliensis'' - Galeria Funarte / Brasília - jun/jul. 1986.
10 th anniversary honorship for JK - Museu de Arte de Brasília - sept/oct. 1986.
"Levante Centro-Oeste" - The Distrito Federal Culture Foundation" - mai. 1987.
Two contemporary photographers from Brasília Galeria Funarte / Curitiba - oct/nov. 1987.
Iconógrafos - 16 photographers today - Visual Arts Museum of Rio de Janeiro apr. 1990.
Iconógrafos - 14 photographers today - Modern Art Museum of São Paulo - jul /aug. 1990.
21st São Paulo Biannual - Biannual Foundation of São Paulo - oct/dec. 1991.
Language Babel - "Mezanino da Sala Villa Lobos" - National Theatre of Brasília - jun/jul. 1992.
Ciclo Clic - Clube de Criação de São Paulo - oct/nov. 1992.
"Outros Suportes” - Galeria Documenta - São Paulo - may 1993.
The Brazilian contemporary photography Panorama from the 50's to the 90’s - International month of Photography - Sesc Pompéia São Paulo - may 1993.
A look upon Josef Beuys - Art Museum of Brasília - feb. 1994.
Brazil - 500 years of Design - Triennalle de Milano Milão - Italy - sept. 2001.
IX Visual Arts Salon of Natal – January 2006 X Visual Arts Salon of Natal – Natal – jan. 2007
A 4 Mãos – Galeria Colorida – Lisbon - Portugal – oct. 2008.
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – São Paulo – mai/jun. 2009.
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Brasilia – jul/ago. 2009.
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Rio de Janeiro – nov. 2009/ jan. 2010.
DeVERcidade – Fortaleza – fev. 2010 Sertão Mar – SBPC – Natal - jul. 2010.
FotoRio – Expo Potiguar – Rio de Janeiro - june. 2013.
ACASO / DESCASO - Um Olhar sobre a Colecção de Azulejos da FBAUL - Lisboa - jul. 2015.
A Cidade - Atelier de Lisboa - Lisboa jun/jul. 2017.
MAIN SOLLO EXHIBITIONS
Atopos - Eliana Carneiro - Sala Martins Penna National Theatre of Brasília - aug. 1987.
Provisoriamente Paixões (Passions: Temporarily) - A setting procedure - Brasília - apr. 1989.
Distrito Federal Cultural Foundation - Brasília - may/jun. 1989.
Provisoriamente Paixões (Passions: Temporarily) - São Paulo - aug. 1990.
Macbeth Mauser - scenes of a tragedy - Sala Villa Lobos National Theatre - Brasília - abr. 1991.
Retrospective - Theatre and Dance - Scene games - Sesc Theatre Garage Brasília - sept. 1990.
Macbeth Still Mauser - Martins Penna room - National Theatre of Brasília - apr. 1991.
Herbarium - Li Photogallery - São Paulo - mar. 1996.
Herbarium - Espaço Cultural 508 - Brasília - sept. 1996.
Herbarium - Espaço Cultural Idea Haus - Natal - aug. 1997.
"A Cara da Casa" (The Face of the House) - Casa da Ribeira - Natal - jul. 1999.
Casa da Ribeira - A space and its steps - Natal - mar. 2000.
V.I.P. - Espaço Emporium Cadeiras Natal - sept. 2000.
Herbarium - Natal Shopping - Natal - sept. 2001.
Herbarium - IBRIT - Milano - Italy - oct. 2001.
V.I.P. - Very Important People - Casa da Ribeira - Natal - nov. 2002.
C.A.S.A. Tribunal de Contas do Estado RN - Natal - jun. 2003.
Cana – Solar Bela Vista – Natal – nov. 2003
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Brasília- dec. 2003
Cana – The sugar-cane universe in Rio Grande do Norte – jan. 2004.
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – São Paulo- jul. 2004
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Salvador- jan. 2005
Cana – The sugar-cane universe in Rio Grande do Norte – MUBE - São Paulo - sep. 2005
Seletivas – Imã Fotogaleria - São Paulo – sep./oct. 2006
Trilhas do Rio Grande do Norte – Natal – jan. 2007
Herbarium – Hiato Gallery – Juiz de Fora MG – oct/nov 2009
À Altura do Olhar - Convento dos Cardaes - Lisboa - Portugal - oct. 2015