Gonçalo Fonseca

Gonçalo Fonseca (b. 1993) is a documentary photographer based in Lisbon, Portugal, that specializes in intimate and long-term projects. Since 2017 he has worked on long-term projects in Portugal, China, and India, focusing on social and environmental issues in a quest to explore topics like the essence of home and the meaning of belonging.

He regularly works on assignment for outlets like the Washington Post, New York Times, Der Spiegel, and Guardian, documenting the significant issues and events in his homeland nestled by the Atlantic Ocean.

His body of work “New Lisbon” won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award – Newcomer 2020 (DE). He was a finalist in the “Community Awareness Award” at the 78th Pictures of the Year International in 2021 (US) and was selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV (US). Gonçalo’s other distinctions include receiving the Yunghi Grant 2020 (US), the Estação Imagem Award – Daily Life 2020 (PT), and being a finalist at the Hellerau Portrait Award 2018.

Gonçalo’s work has been exhibited at major museums and galleries around the world in countries like Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, South Korea, Australia, or the United Arab Emirates. He is a Nominator for the Leica Oskar Barnack prize.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Gonçalo Fonseca

Finding Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

Finding Home is a project about the reestablishment of the 273 students and staff of Afghanistan’s National Institute of Music in Portugal.

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