Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dublin Series - Night Shots

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ethiopian Runners/ Corredores Etiopes

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Dublin Series - Night Shots II

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dublin Series - Night Shots

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dublin Series - Baile Munna

In the 1970s, the neighborhood of Ballymun (Baile Munna), became a symbol of social problems in Dublin, concerning poverty and drugs. The Ballymun Regeneration Limited has been working in order to regenerate the housing and the social issues still present in this area of the capital of Ireland.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Friday, October 02, 2009

Referendum for the Lisbon Treaty

Polling at the referendum on the proposal for the amendment of the Constitution contained in the Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty of Lisbon) Bill 2009 is taking place today, the 2 October 2009, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10p.m.
Results will be available at

Saturday, September 26, 2009

1759-2009: 250 Years of the Black Stuff

Photographs by © Nuno Reis Gonçalves, taken at the Harry Byrnes Pub, on the 24th of September 2009, Dublin, Ireland, the day we celebrated the 250 Years of a stout beer called Guinness, well known in Ireland as the "Black Stuff", that gives you strength and it's good for you. Congratulations to Arthur Guinness!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dublin Series - New Terminal

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to build a new €395m terminal at Dublin Airport capable of handling up to 15 million passengers per year.

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Dublin Series - Barber Shop

The modern barber pole originated in the days when bloodletting was one of the principal duties of the barber. The two spiral ribbons painted around the pole represent the two long bandages, one twisted around the arm before bleeding, and the other used to bind is afterward. Originally, when not in use, the pole with a bandage wound around it, so that both might be together when needed, was hung at the door as a sign. But later, for convenience, instead of hanging out the original pole, another one was painted in imitation of it and given a permanent place on the outside of the shop. This was the beginning of the modern barber pole. (

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Monday, August 24, 2009

22nd Annual Open Air Photography

The 2009 People's Photography exhibition will take place this year on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th August 2009, from 10am to 6pm each day. The location for this unique, free event, will be the railings of St. Stephen's Green.

The People's Photography Exhibition is a unique opportunity to enjoy a showcase of striking images in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Dublin city. This summer's event features a diverse selection of work from enthusiasts, clubs and international award winning professionals. Themes on display include landscape, monochrome, photojournalism, portraiture, creative, nature, analogue, digital and abstract. The originality and creativeness of the many imaginative displays will be greatly appreciated not only by those looking for a fun day out with a great atmosphere in the city but also by anyone who has a keen eye for all things arty. This exhibition is the ideal option to do something different at the weekend and what's even better, it benefits good causes.

This fun experience which has been growing year on year is open to everyone. Those with a particular interest in photography and creative imagery, will be pleased to hear that this year over 200 photographers will be available to discuss the work on display.

The exhibition is now a significant national affair and has become the largest photographic exhibition in Ireland in terms of both the number of photographers involved and the number of works on view. The event is run on a non-profit making basis. After expenses are paid, donations are made to charity. This year the Dublin Simon Community and the National Council for the Blind are the beneficiaries.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

International Day of Photography

Photography is not just about pointing and pressing the button. It’s a decision making process. But is also a plain fun and it helps you look much more carefully at the world around.

The word Photography comes from the ancient greek word: Photo, for “light”, and Graph, for “drawing”. “DRAWING WITH LIGHT” is a way of describing photography.

Man has been a maker of images at least since the cave paintings of some 20.000 years ago. With the invention of Photography, a image that would have taken a skilled artist hours or even days to draw could now be recorded in exact detail with a fraction of a second.

In the early 19th century (1827), Joseph-Nicephore Niepce of France (Europe), made the world’s first surviving photograph from the window of is house.

Most of photographs taken today are snapshots – casual records to document personal events such as holidays, birthdays and ceremonies.

Photographs are aslo used in newspappers, magazines, books and television to deliver information and advertise products and services.

Today Photography is reconized as a form of art. Photographs are displayed in museums and studied in Art History Universities.

The Camera is a lifeless piece of equipment until a person uses it. It becames a extension of the photographer’s eye and mind.

Photo by Maria Almeida

Friday, July 31, 2009

A night of Flamenco

This photo essay represents one of the icons of the Spanish culture. Marginalized in the past due to it's roots, Flamenco it's nowadays a must see when going to Spain.
The movement, the sentiment and the music, all together, make of this art form a unique and unforgettable show.
This photos were taken in a restaurant called "Jardines de Soraya", in the city of Granada, which presents its customer with a show of Flamenco a few days a week. Ole!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Photo 2009

Dublin Camera Club has held 62 annual exhibitions of members prints with our first in 1947. Members at all levels participate. Our current exhibition PHOTO 2009 features over 260 images and is now running in Dublin City Library, Pearse Street. The exhibition is open until the 30th July. Open to the public from 10am Monday to Saturday during normal library hours. Entry is free.

Photo: Clockwork Orange by Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dublin Series - Bridges

Accepted as the symbol of Dublin, the Ha'penny Bridge (offically Wellington Bridge after the 'Iron Duke') was opened in 1816. Cast at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire in England, the bridge acquired its unofficial monniker from the toll paid to cross the river - one old half penny. The bridge was the only pedestrian bridge on the Liffey until the new Millenium bridge further up was opened in 2000.

The bridge has three lamps supported by curved ironwork over the walkway. In a bad state of repair, the bridge was closed in 2001 for major repair. It was reopened, with its original paint colour restored and changed made at the ends to allow standing room for pedestrians before crossing the road. The original line of the decking was restored. (

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dublin Series - People II

One of this days, in one of my walks around this beautiful city when the sun decides to show up, I came across with this group of people, siting outside, enjoying the weather.
They looked so relaxed, chatting about their lives, thinking about lunch, or just sitting there, taking advantage of every ray of sun light, in contrast with the red wall, as background, with the windows closed not letting the sun illuminate the lives of the ones inside. 
And this four lives are so close, physically, but at the same time so far away.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dublin Series - People

While photographing the "Cairo to Cape Town Challenge", Flagship Event, at the Mount Antville Primary School, organized by the Link Community Development (LCD), I had the unique opportunity to photograph, not only the event, but the kids, in this case, the girls of this school, in it's own environment. And, I've to say, that their enthusiasm and joy was contagious. Special thanks to Stiofainin and Kevin.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dublin Series - Parks

Fairview Park (irish: Fionn Radharc)

Situated in the heart of Fairview, this park is famous for its playing grounds, a children's playground and tree-lined walks. The area also includes Dublin's first 50 metre swimming pool.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Killing of The Pig/A Matança do Porco

A few day ago, I published a photo-reportage about the Killing of The Pig, in a portuguese magazine called A23. The photographs are really strong and some people may find them disturbing. 

I grow up watching my family doing this kind of stuff, like they did with their parents, and for families that lived in the middle of the mountains, back in the 40/50's, isolated from the rest of the world, this was the only way to survive and provide food for the winter time for the whole family.

The text it's in portuguese but you can always watch the video.
Nuno Reis Goncalves

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dublin Series - Pubs

The word Pub, also Public House, it's a building where people go to drink and meet their friends. Pubs serve alcoholic and others drinks, and often also food. (By the Oxford Dictionary)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Dublin Series

After living in Dublin for almost 5 years, it's now time to show a little bit more about this unique city. The colours, the alleys, the people, the pubs and everything else.
With these series, it's my intention to celebrate the city it self and it's character.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Out of place!

Usually, when you talk about tuk-tuks, most of the times you'll think about Thailand, and the streets full of these noisy and fun taxis. But, the other day, walking around Dublin, I came across this tuk-tuk parked in a road... In Dublin! With an Irish license and taxes and seat belts, ready for a ride in the streets of Temple Bar.

Dublin, Ireland. 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Entrevista na A23/A23 Interview

Uma entrevista e' sempre uma entrevista. E quando e' a primeira tem um significado ainda maior.
Fui convidado pelo meu amigo e jornalista Ricardo Paulouro para responder a umas perguntas sobre a minha relacao com o mundo da fotografia e gostaria de partilhar esse momento com todos voces que passam por este meu espaco. 
Infelizmente, so esta disponivel em portugues.
Clica aqui para ler a entrevista.
Um Grande Bem Haja!


Hello everybody. I've been interviewed by my dear friend and journalist Ricardo Paulouro for the online version of the A23 magazine. Unfortunately, it's only available in portuguese and for that reason I would like to apologize for the rest of you who aren't portuguese speakers.
Take Care.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Other Side of Manila

A Photo Essay about the city of Manila and their neighborhoods, from Malate To Paco, through Tondo, passing at the Smokey Mountain and the Pier 18.

A different perspective at the capital of the Philippines and the people, with the music of local artist Vicente Andres, the one arm musician.

Click here to watch the video.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Where do you come from?"

In the way to Tondo, between the Pedro Gil PNR station and PNR Paco station, while walking around the railways, you'll always find someone to talk, specially in the shantytowns, where people never have the chance to share their life experiences with foreigners. 
And, again, they'll ask you for a photograph with the illusion of appearing in a newspaper or a magazine. Always with a smile. Always with a pose.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sagada: Mountain Province

One day at the Rice Terraces
(To watch the video click here)


Photographs taken in Sagada, North Luzon. The Philippines, February 2009.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Children of the Smokey Mountain

For families around the Smokey Mountain, having children's was a way of getting more arms and hands to work as scavengers, in order to improve their income. Nowadays, mentalities have changed with the efforts of the many programs based around the former dump site to help residents of this area and parents are starting to be more willing to sacrifice them selfs to sent their kids to school. 
This photograph was taken in the surroundings of the former Smokey Mountain, officially closed more than a decade ago, where people still people scavenge for a living.

Kid at the Smokey Mountain, Tondo. Manila

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Lost Art

In the Kalinga region (North Luzon), the use of tattoos for body decoration, in case of women, and as a symbol of being a warrior, in case of men, was a very popular practice among tribes people but it's becoming a lost art.

This practice of drawing on the skin is performed using soot mixed with water and kisi needles.

The different patterns range from rinafarafat (fern-like), sinongchar (straight line), inob-ofog (mat-like), kinakadjaman (centipede-like), and minanmanuk (chicken-like).

This four photographs, taken in the villages of Chananau and Ngibat, represent some of the last tattooed women that are the living proof of this ancient art.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Albim Salamat, Former Smokey mountain Scavenger

Albim Salamat, 43 years old, was born in the Smokey Mountain and started to work as a scavenger when he was about 7 years old, and just stopped 30 years later. As he says, "I used to scavenge as a source to pay my studies".
It was the only way of getting money to study because "there was no timetable or shifts", and in the end of the day he could get the money to "pay the bills without having to wait for the end of the month".
Albim now works as Community Develop Worker in a program called "Out of School Youth" that consists in motivating teenagers to go back to school and try to finish theirs studies.


This picture is part of a series of shots taken in the Smokey Mountain, in Manila (The Philippines), which portrait the old dumpsite, the social housing and the new dumpsite. 

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saint Valentine's Day

This popular holiday is used as an excuse to sent cards, flowers or any other presents to show our girlfriends or boyfriends how much we love, care and think about them.
It's also a good photographic opportunity as shop owners double their efforts to make their stands as appealing as possible, in order to call the so needed customers in the actual crisis.
Of course, the person walking the dog helps to add something to this photo.
Happy Late Valentine's Day.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009



Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dublin this morning

The city of Dublin has been hit by a heavy snowfall this morning (08 Feb.), that left the city covered in white. For some, specially drivers, the white scenery was not welcomed but for others, like this two kids in the photo, was a sign of fun. And, probably, their first time enjoying putting up snowmen or, even better, rolling down this hill at the Fairview Park.