Sávio Freire and Irmina Walczak - partners in life and in photography. Parents of three. Sávio is Brazilian, graduated in management. Irmina is Polish. She has a PhD in anthropology and she partially works as a researcher.

In 2012 they founded a collective called Panoptes through which they realize personal and commercial projects. They use photography for documenting their family life, as a therapy and as a self knowledge processes.

Since 2017 they are on the road, traveling a world (Europe now) in a motorhome. All projects they carry out as their family life in a travel they report in “All about families” web series.

 

Books:

2016 "Retratos pra Yayá", ISBN:978-85-922168-0-1, São Paulo, Brazil

 

Other publications:

2017 "Full Circle", ISBN: 9781389152634

2017 Newsweek, 46/2017, 6-12.11.2017, "Wojny matek", pp: 30-34

2017 The Best of Lens Culture, vol.1

2017 OLD No 66, pp: 18-39

2017 Vida simples, abril 

2017 The long way home, Volume IX: {Crossroads}

2016 Revue 6Mois, "Photo du lundi"

2016 Mozi Magazine, "Lifestyle"

 

Prizes:

2018 Head On Portrait Prize, First Place; Australia

2016 Lens Culture Portrait Awards: Single Image Finalist; USA

2016 Shoot Kids of Kathmandu Photo Contest

2015 Child Photo Competition Black and White: Honorable Mention

 

Exhibitions:

2018 Photo IS:RAEL Festival; “Relations“ collective projection

2018 “Portraits without faces”, PH21 Gallery, Hungary; collective

2018 Riga Photomonth, “New Chic” collective projection, Estonia

2017 8a Mostra SP de Fotografia, São Paulo, Brazil; collective

2017 Mostra de portfólios, Foto em Pauta, Tiradentes Festival, Brazil; collective

 

Courses and Workshops:

2016 - 2017 Linguagem autoral na fotografia de família, Aracaju-Belo Horizonte-São Paulo-Curitiba-Rio de Janeiro

2016 Linguagem autoral nos retratos de família - 2 editions, Espaço F/508 de Fotografia, Brasília

2015-2016 Welcome home - 8 editions, Brasília

 

Participation in festivals and congresses:

2017 "Challenges of a crowdfunding campaign for the publication of a photo book", 8th Photography Book Fair in Lisbon, Portugal

2017 Book launch and signature of "Retratos pra Yayá", Paris Photo, France

2017 Collective digital exhibition with the OLD curatorship, Festival Valongo, Brazil

2017 Collective digital exhibition The best of LensCulture 2016 during:

Month of Photography DenverTiradentesFocus Photography FestivalLos Angeles Festival of PhotographyOdessa//Batumi Photo Days Festival 2017, FORMAT International Photography Festival.

2017 "Linguagem autoral na fotografia de família", Wedding Brazil, São Paulo

2017 Book launch and signature of "Retratos pra Yayá", Galeria do Lab Aberto, Fábrica Bhering, Rio de Janeiro

2016 Book launch and signature of "Retratos pra Yayá", Espaço f/508, Brasilia

2016 "Um outro olhar sobre a fotografia de família", Conferência Lampião, Campos dos Goytacazes

2016 "A beleza da simplicidade", Congresso Fotografar, São Paulo

2016 "Infância livre em fotografias", Cotidiano Criativo, Brasília

2015 Congresso Fotografar Talks, São Paulo

2015 Quintas no Quintal, Espaço F/508 de Fotografia, Brasília

 

Media news and some curiosities: 

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