Vera Marmelo was born in Barreiro in 1984 and has been photographing musicians since 2004. Self-taught in photography, Vera was initially motivated by friendships with musicians from her hometown and it was also in Barreiro where she began to attend and photograph festivals, such as Out.fest and Barreiro Rocks. After more than 10 years since the start of this adventure with friends, musicians, concerts, venues and festivals, more special occasions continue to multiply whilst her personal archive continues to grow. Her blog has been updated regularly since 2006 and she also shares, with Rita Tomás, an interview project called boca-a-boca. She maintains a special connection with Galeria Zé dos Bois and Barreiro Rocks. In 2013 and 2014, she edited and authored two books - the first being of portraits by herself whilst the second was shared with a friend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Galeria Zé dos Bois. She also participated in three collective exhibitions, two at the Pequena Galeria (2015) and the other at ExperimentaDesign'15. However, her motivation remains the same, "In fact, my connection to photography comes close to my connection to music. It's my instrument, my excuse to always be present and my way of contributing to promoting the accompanying musicians.
Clients & Featured Work
Galeria Zé dos Bois Teatro Maria Matos Festival de Música Exploratória do Barreiro Out.festFestival Barreiro RocksRed BullJornal PúblicoJornal ExpressoWire
2016Carlos Bica & AZUL feat. Frank Mobus and Jim BlackMore Than This
Angel OlsenMy Woman (Deluxe Bundle)For You B/W Tougher Than The Rest 7''
KONONOKonono N°1 meets Batida
2015VALETENa Batida dos OutrosNovos Talentos Fnac 2015
2013Orelha NegraMixtape II
2016All We Ever Wanted Was EverythingConference KISMIF - Teatro Rivoli - Porto
Maga Sessions & Maga Fest Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Maga Fest 2016
Festival Silêncio, curadoria Ágata XavierEspaço BV90, Collective Exhibition
2015Synesthesia - A Imagem e a Música na Edição IndependenteExperimenta Design ’15, Matosinhos, Collective Exhibition
201429-30-32, Curadoria Ágata XavierA Pequena Galeria, Collective Exhibition
Um Olhar do Retrato, curadoria Marta Cruz e Guilherme GodinhoA Pequena Galeria, Collective Exhibition
2009Nova música _ Música nova _ Novos músicosMuseu da Música
2014ConviteSelf-Published with Luís Martins(Video)2013Caderno de RetratosSelf-Published(Video)