João Pina

  • Portugal
  • 2020-2021
  • Abigail R. Cohen Fellow
João Pina

A photographer, João Pina explores global socio-political changes and human rights abuse through the language of visual memory. Exhibited internationally, his images have also appeared in the New York Times and El Pais, among others.


During his fellowship at the Institute Pina will be working on his project about Tarrafal, a former concentration camp in Cape Verde where political dissidents were sent during the Portuguese fascist dictatorship and where his own grandfather was incarcerated. The book and an accompanying exhibition aim to provide a deeply personal visual record of the colonial and political history of his native Portugal.