Paulo Nunes has joined us
NCU introduces a new member of its international documentary team.
Paulo Nunes is a Portuguese photographer whose projects, due to his family connections with Trás-os-Montes, greatly focus on the ancestral traditions and rituals of this Portuguese region, but also on social inequalities at large and on the meaning of life itself.
He was not only inspired by his childhood memories of the Transmontano Northeast, but also by literature. An example of this is the writer Raul Brandão, who inspired him in the series he photographed about people who work in a circus, about fishermen, about the Sanctuary of Fátima and about a gypsy community, through the books A Morte do Palhaço, Os Pescadores, Húmus, Os Pobres and O Pobre de Pedir.
Nunes's first series, Transmontanos, focuses on the traditional way of life of transmontanas, the forced adaptation to the realities of modernity and the difficult transition to a new world.