Fábio Miguel Roque


Fábio Miguel Roque (b. 1985) photographer, publisher and curator. Born in Lisbon and based in Sintra, Portugal.

On his work we can notice a clear duality between documentary photography and also intimate and personal projects.
He makes the big part on his studies on I.P.F. (Portuguese Institute of Photography) between 2004 and 2007, and also several workshops in other portuguese institutions, like History of Contemporary Photography in Ar.Co.
He worked as a photojournalist at the beginning of his career, but for several reasons, he decided to focus on different subjects.

In the last years he made several solo and collective exhibitions both in Portugal and abroad, in places like US, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy and Germany. He was also shortlisted for some festival and awards, his projects are also in several publications from zines to books, between then "Hometown", "South", "I found fireflies in my dream, talking to a strange, drunk and dead man!", "Awaken" and "Origin".

He runs the project "Preto Books", an independent publishing house focused on photobooks, and other kind of publications. Since the beginning of his editor career he already worked on more then 50 titles.
He is also member of Latent Image Collective, since 2014.
He is available for assignments, lectures and workshops, both in Portugal and abroad.

Represented by The Bid Art Space Gallery, Pesaro, Italy.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Actually and to be honest I'm not reading so much lately, and for a guy like me it's a pity and I need to change this soon.
My last one was the classic The Picture of Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde. I really enjoyed Freedom from Jonathan Franzen, and I'm a big fan of the beat generation, so books like Howl (Allen Ginsberg), On the Road (Jack Kerouac) or Junkie (William S. Burroughs) will be always on my lists.

Most visited blogs, websites?

You can always visit my own haha: www.fabiomiguelroque.com
Now serously, mainly things about photography or photographers that I enjoy, I can put here one or two:
Lorenzo Castore
Gabrielle Duplantier
Igor Posner

What apps do you use the most and why?

I must admit that more and more I'm a bit tired of all the virtual world, but Instagram and facebook are still probably the two most used by me and mainly to share my art work.

Whats currently on your playlist?

What records would you recommend to hear?

The last one from Kamasi Washington is just amazing. But the new one from Beirut is also very good.

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

On this topic I'm really not in something new, actually I'm mostly reviewing old stuff that I appreciate like Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-Wai and Gaspar Noé.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

I really like of a lot of artists from writers to photographers.
But I will focus more on my reality, photography.
My favorite of all times is the portuguese Paulo Nozolino, and I think it always be. But there are others, Robert Frank, Antoine D'Agata, Takuma Nakahira, Daido Moriyama, Alec Soth, J H Engstrom, Trent Parke, it's really a long list to go through...

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I really don't watch so much tv haha

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

I have my own magazine, Preto Magazine, and you can take a look at it.
This takes me a lot's of time for others I must admit.

What are the things you cannot live without?

My young son mostly, and then the people I really love, my family and my closest friends. Then my crazy dog and my film cameras.

Who are you following?

I'm following my own path mostly, and I think is really a good thing these days.


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