Ricardo Nunes is a documentary photographer, graphic designer and photo­book publisher at The Velvet Cell, currently based in Bremen.

Styrohaus

2023

Untitled - Case Study

ongoing
2024

Obdach Boden

2023

Family Time

Exhibition
2023

Organic farmhouse reportage

2023

For Sale

2019 – 2022

Von Wolkenschäden

2023

Abendbrot

Die Zeit
2022

Treibgut

2023

Manmade

ongoing
since 2020

A One Storied Country

2022

Places of Disquiet

2017

Selected Portraits

2015 – 2023

The Hunter, the Woman & the Hut

2022

Defensive Architecture

2017

Was wären wir ohne euch

Zeit Online
2022

Tolyatti

2019

The Western Gate

2016

Free Chico

Spiegel Online
2018

Informal Mosques

2015

Ricardo Alves Ferreira Nunes is a documentary photographer, graphic designer and photo­book publisher. While emphasizing on photography, he designs and publishes books and is therefore part of The Velvet Cell, an independent photo­book publishing house based in Berlin. Besides of that he also teaches at Kunstschule Wandsbek. Currently based in Bremen (Germany), but travelling several times per year to Portugal.

Exhibitions

2023

  • 46. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst

    (Städtische Galerie Bremen)

2018

  • Between the Lines

    (Galerie Mitte, Bremen)

  • Die andere Sicht

    (Osthaus Museum, Hagen)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Deichtorhallen Hamburg)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Goethe Institut Hanoi Vietnam)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Goethe Institut Mexico City Mexico)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Landesmuseum Koblenz)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (NRW-Forum Düsseldorf)

2017

  • Beograd — White City

    (Hinterconti, Hamburg)

  • The Modern City

    (Spedition, Bremen)

2016

  • Conflict?

    (Markuskirche, Hannover)

  • Photokina

    (Leica-Galerie, Upcoming Masters, Köln)

2015

  • Crisis — What Crisis

    (Galerie Mitte im Kubo, Bremen)

Awards

2017

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    New German Photograpy

  • International Photography Grant

    Shortlist “Best Architecture”

2016

  • International Photography Grant

    Shortlist “Best Story” and “City”

Biography

since 2019

  • Teaching at Kunstschule Wandsbek

    Hamburg / Bremen

since 2018

2014 – 2017

  • Master of Arts, Culture and Identity

    University of the Arts Bremen (GER)

2010 – 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Design

    University of Applied Sciences and Art Dortmund (GER)

2012

  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology

    Bangalore (IND)

Feel free to get in contact
info@ricardonunes.de
+49 177 684 1579

 

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A One Storied Country

2022

Book design for A One Storied Country by Chris Bierl published at The Velvet Cell.

 

In 1957, an explosion occurred at the Mayak nuclear facility near the town of Kyshtym in the Russian Urals. Although scattered reports of a nuclear accident in Russia appeared in the Western press as early as the following year, the Soviet government refused to acknowledge the event. Later reports would show that two-fifths as much radioactivity was released at Kyshtym as was later released at Chernobyl, with the plume travelling northeast.

Despite efforts to conceal the accident, increased activity around the plant and nearby hospitals filling up with sufferers of radiation sickness led to talk and suspicion amongst the local people. Eventually, thousands were evacuated from their homes, entire villages were demolished, and peasants living nearby were ordered — without explanation — to slaughter their livestock, bury their crops and plow their farmlands.

The Techa, a prominent river that runs east of the Urals, was already noted for its nuclear contamination despite the dozens of riverside villages who relied on the river as their sole source of drinking, washing, and bathing water. Of the many villages that lined its banks, 23 of them were eventually evacuated due to radiation after 1957.

 

232 pages, 16.1×24 cm
Softcover with Silkscreen print
Limited Edition of 500
 

ISBN
978-1-908889-83-6

 

Available at
The Velcet Cell