Born 1980, Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
João Pina began working at age 18 and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2005. Pina’s photographs have been featured in D Magazine, El Pais, Expresso, GEO, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Stern, Time Magazine and Visão, among other publications. His work has been exhibited at the Open Society Foundations, International Center of Photography, Point of View Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York City), Canon Gallery (Tokyo), Portuguese Center of Photography (Porto) and the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro). In 2007, Pina published his first book, Por Teu Livre Pensamento, featuring the stories of 25 former Portuguese political prisoners. This project inspired an Amnesty International advertising campaign that won him a Gold Lion award at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.