Prof. Margarida Medeiros
Margarida Medeiros holds a PhD in Communication Sciences by NOVA University of Lisbon, where she currently lectures Visual Culture, Cinema and Photography and Contemporary Images. Since 1990, she has been publishing in newspapers, magazines and art catalogues in the field of Photography, Media and Theory of Photography, namely: Fotografia e Narcisismo – o Auto-Retrato Contemporâneo (Lisboa, Assírio & Alvim, 2000); Fotografia e Verdade – Uma história de Fantasmas (Lisboa, Assírio & Alvim, 2010); A Última Imagem: fotografia de uma ficção, Lisboa, Documenta, 2012. In 2008 she edited the issue 39 of Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens under the theme “Fotografia(s)” which joins some of the most important authors on the field of Photography, Art and Media, such as Geoffrey Batchen, Georges Didi-Huberman, John Roberts, André Bazin, Boris Kossoy, William Henry Fox Talbot, Anthony Enns and Roland Barthes.

Prof. Luis Trindade
Luis Trindade is a lecturer at Birbeck College and teaches also at Universidade Nova de Lisbon, Department of History.

Prof. Victor dos Reis
Victor dos Reis teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (where is is presently the Dean). His major research had been on Theory of Representation and Art, focusing on Tieppolo and the trompe l’oeil. He recently curated three exhibitions on the stereo photographic archives of a great Portuguese naturalist, Francisco Afonso Chaves and has been researching on photography, science and stereoscopy.

Prof. Paulo Catrica
Paulo Catrica studied Photography at Ar.Co (Lisbon,1985) and History at Universidade Lusíada (Lisbon, 1992). He received his MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmith’s College (London, 1997) and was awarded a PhD at the School of Art and Media from the University of Westminster. Since 1998 his work has been regularly exhibited and published, recent solo shows include Presença Gallery, Oporto (2014), Electricity Museum – EDP, Lisbon (2011) and Carlos Carvalho Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2011), Circuit Gallery, Toronto (2010), the Mews Project, London, (2011). A selection of group shows includes Fruit Market, Edinburgh and Bluecoat, Liverpool (2012), Milton Keynes Art Gallery (2011), Fundacio Foto Colectania (Barcelona, 2010) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2010). Short listed for the BES Photography Award 2005, his work is in numerous public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Germany, India, Brazil and Canada.

PhD Candidate Lorena Travassos
Lorena Travassos (Brasil, 1980) é jornalista e fotógrafa. Estudou Jornalismo na Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Brasil), tem Mestrado em Comunicação (Culturas Midiáticas Audiovisuais) e, atualmente, é doutoranda em Ciências da Comunicação na Universidade Nova de Lisboa com bolsa integral de doutorado concedida pela CAPES, Brasil. Seus projetos fotográficos e videográficos têm referências autobiográficas  e experiências performativas, com exposições em São Paulo, México e Chile. Trabalhou como pesquisadora iconográfica para as revistas Scientific American, História Viva e Mente&Cérebro, da Editora Ediouro, São Paulo, Brasil. Integra o Grupo de Pesquisa em Mídia Portátil, Produção de Conteúdos Interativos (MPg) da UFPB (Brasil)/UA (Portugal). Sua pesquisa de mestrado teve ênfase no estudo das molduras fotográficas utilizadas no fotojornalismo. No doutoramento procura investigar a representação do brasileiro na fotografia contemporânea portuguesa, adotando conceitos como subjetividade, identidade, representação fotográfica e estereótipo.

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PhD Candidate Lais Pereira

PhD Candidate Filippo De Tomasi
Filippo De Tomasi was born in 1987 in Vicenza, Italy. He currently lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He has been attending PhD program in Artistic Studies at FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon since 2015. He has graduated in Visual Arts in 2014, with specialization in contemporary art history and photographic theory and practice, at Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University. He received a scholarship to write his master thesis in Lisbon in 2013-2014. In the past, he collaborated in production of artistic projects at the Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos. Currently, he works as curator in independent projects. He has published some articles in contemporary art magazines, for example Artribune and Senza Cornice. He also participated in international conferences, like Congresso Internacional VOX MUSEI arte e património in 2013.