• João Maia

João Maia


Always passionate about travelling, he started his photographic journey 17 years ago, attending a course to which he was challenged by friends from college.

He began by photographing natural landscapes, not only in Portugal, but also travelling to places like Iceland, the United States and Canada.

On his first trip to Japan, he fell in love with the cultural differences between East and West, and started to introduce people and their traditions into his photographic subjects.

Some of his images have already been selected for publication by entities such as GEO Saison magazine, or BBC Online.

Nowadays his photographic activity focuses on traditional festivals, and traditional handicrafts. His aim is to document some of these traditions around the world, as well as the effort of the people who struggle to keep these traditions alive.

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João Maia | Exodus Aveiro Fest