«I think nude is always a special challenge, in the sense that it is a discipline that is more susceptible to criticism for personal and moral values. In addition to portray a person, we’re exposing their bodies, hence there has to be much more careful by the photographer. There is also the fact that the nude has been portrayed even before the advent of photography, hence it is a discipline in which it is very difficult to innovate …»
«In addition to lure the beauty of the female body, I like the challenge of portraying differently than usual in this discipline. I like to show a strong and powerful woman, not the usual fragile and sensitive woman.»
Fábio Miguel Roque is a photographer born in Lisbon and based in Sintra, Portugal.
He studied photography at I.P.F. (Portuguese Institute of Photography), Lisbon between 2004 and 2007, later He then attended the workshops of History of Photography Contemporary at Ar.Co., 2010, and Photojournalism in MEF, 2013.
Worked as a photojournalist at the beginning of his career.
His work is mainly on documentary photography; more recently discovered is passion for a more personal kind of photography.
Has already made several solo exhibitions.
Runs the small publishing house, “The Unknown Books”.
Founding member of Preto Collective, a black and white photo collective.
Is member of the global photo collective, Latent Image Collective
I live in Lisbon, Portugal.
I have PhD in Arts from Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, a Bachelor Degree in History and a Master Degree in Fine Arts (Theory of Arts – Photography) from Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa.
My work as a photographer is in relation with my studies in art and photography theory. Im working in history of nineteenth century photography, mainly in the creative process of early photographers and in body representation in portuguese photography.
My photographic work is about body representation in the tradition of pictorial arts and photographic art, and women representation.
Over the last two years, I have spent a lot of time covering the crisis in Portugal. It is difficult to photograph because there is nothing special happening on the streets; it is a crisis that is happening behind closed doors. As photographers, our work must be subtle and we must always be attentive to looks, gestures or actions that allow us to guess the situation of the protagonists in our pictures.