The Convent of S. José in Lagoa, in the municipality of Lagoa, and the artist João Ribeiro, invite you to the photographic exhibition “XXV João Ribeiro”.
In the year in which the photographer and artist João Ribeiro celebrates the 25th anniversary of his career, Santa da Casa da Misericórdia de Tavira took the liberty of inviting him to a photographic exhibition that will be a retrospective of his career.
João Ribeiro, in the course of his life, went through a military career at the service of the Portuguese air force, deepened what was a hobby and became a professional photographer, president of the association of photographers of the Algarve, trainer and teacher in the field of photography, leading many photography enthusiasts deepening their taste for photography and some of their students even becoming professional photographers.
In Portugal he was awarded some prizes and mentions, but it was beyond borders that he became better known, taking the flag of Portugal to Saudi Arabia for three consecutive years at the world art exhibition HAMASAT, in the neighboring country, in Spain he was awarded the SPAIN NATIONAL Photography Award in 2021 and with his exhibitions in galleries and museums, he made his works known and acquired by collectors and even by the Olontia Foundation of Contemporary Art of Spain.
This is the year of his 25th anniversary as a photographer and will bring to Tavira, his birthplace, a vast array of images from his huge photographic collection. The opening event will feature some musical surprises and many visual surprises, as much of the work on display has never been seen in public.