José Farinha (b. 1978) born in Porto, Portugal. 
Originally a mining engineering, he has worked in several projects around the world, having discovered his passion for photography while he lived and worked in Peru in 2002. José has never stopped photographing since then. Currently he is based in London working as a freelance photographer.

awards
2012 Public Award in Black&White Festival, Porto, Portugal
2012 Commended for the Sony World Photography Award, London, UK
2012 Shorlisted for “Sense the City” project by London Transport Museum, London, UK
2009 Finalist in Black&White Festival 09 in Porto, Portugal
2008 Finalist in “Cultures on my street”, European Year Intercultural Dialogue (EYID), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Honorable mention in Black&White Festival 08 in Porto, Portugal.
2007 Selected by Stuart Franklin (Magnum) for the HP Street photography competition, Les Recontres d’Arles 2007

exhibitions
solo
“Da rua”, Feiras Francas, Porto, Portugal 2011
“Rota Andina”, Matosinhos, Portugal, 2009
“A cor ficou lá”, Braga, Portugal, 2008

group
“City Boys”, Black&White Festival, Porto, Portugal 2012
“Magnum Workshop Exhibition”, Format International Photography Festival, ARK Sadler Gate, Derby, UK 2011
“No Reino d’aquém e d’além dor”, HUC, Coimbra, Portugal 2011 (Commission)
“2010 Final Show”, Kensington & Chelsea College, London, UK 2010
“Histórias soltas”, Porto, Portugal 2009
“A cor ficou lá” & “Urban propaganda”, Black&White Festival, Porto, Portugal 2008 & 2009
“HP Street photography competition”, Les Recontres d’Arles, France, 2007″

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