Winner HSBC pour la Photographiecollection directed by Christian Caujolle
In this first monograph, Nuno Andrade documents the regulars at Floresta do Ginjal, a dance hall in Lisbon where seniors meet. His portraits using flash take us into the intimacy of these lovers, dreamers, loners, and seducers. Through an immersive photography, both spontaneous and sensitive, focusing on details, Nuno Andrade manages to not only document the life of this venue, but also to render its festive and timeless atmosphere as well as to portray its community of regulars that keeps it alive, bringing into light their relationships and distinctive features.
Nuno Andrade was born in Lisbon in 1974. He lives and works in Almada, just south of Lisbon, where he combines his photography projects with his work as an architect. Andrade studied photography at the Maumaus art school in Lisbon between 1993 and 1995 and at visual art school, Atelier de Lisboa, since 2014. In recent years, he has been developing documentary work, exploring the people and places within his home city. His work has been exhibited in Lisbon, Braga, Vila Franca de Xira, Helsinki, New Delhi and Goa.