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Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro

Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro (Lisbon, Portugal, April 4th 1979) is a Portuguese photojournalist who has been living in Macau for the past 5 years.
 His closest family has no artistic tradition. Thus can it be justified that he only truly came into the world of photography by the age of 18. He knows many Portuguese photographers of the most diverse fields and continues to learn with them.

After four years studying Geological Engineering at FCT-UNL, he reached the conclusion that his interests were elsewhere and enrolled in the Communication Sciences degree, Journalism variant, in the UAL – degree he completed in 2005. Since 1999 he has also dedicated himself to the writing of poetry.
 He started working in the field of photography in 2000 and, two years later, initiated his professional internship in the now extinct news agency Intermeios. For six years, he was part of the permanent staff at the A Bola newspaper. After that, he collaborated with various Portuguese and foreign publications, including the I, Público, Correio da Manhã, O Comércio do Porto, Expresso, Washington Post, among many others. He also carried out photographic works for various companies.

Between 2004 and 2010 he was, in Portugal, the official photographer of the Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury. Winner of a number of awards during his career, Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro has also had a number of exhibitions, in his own name and collectively. Macau 5.0 is his first book of photography.

Having arrived in Macau, he joined the Hoje Macau newspaper, where he worked as writer and editor. He was photography director of Culture Guide and, currently, he is the photography coordinator of Macau magazine.