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

Family Time

Exhibition
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 and Hamburg, 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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Family Time

Exhibition
2023

FamilyTime is a photographic documentation of a parent-child relationship across national borders, modern communication, and death.

My parents moved back to their home country of Portugal in 2008. At first, we had relatively sparse telephone contact. This changed when my father was given a smartphone and we, as a family, discovered video calling. Digital contact between myself, my sister, and my parents intensified when Covid-19 made it impossible to visit Portugal.

On September 18, 2021, my mother passed away. Almost two years prior, on a whim, I began capturing images from our video conversations with my parents. Taking screenshots became a habit over time. My parents have no distance to this device, and the conversations were just as meaningful and memorable as an in-person visit, despite the limited field of view and technical limitations. Without realizing it, I was able to document my mother‘s one-week dying process. She passed away from a carcinoma in the head, as later revealed.

A few weeks after the funeral, my sister and I returned to Germany, and I began capturing my father‘s grieving process using my smartphone. The day of death is now over a year ago. Although grief is still ever-present in these 7×15 cm video calls, there are more and more days when grief is not always at the forefront.

Picture is taken in the 46.Bremer Förderpreis fürBildende Kunst 2022 exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Bremen. More pictures on request.