João Ferreira was born in Leiria, Portugal (1976), where he lives and works.
Photography accompanies him in a journey parallel to all his other activities since the nineties.
Since 2012 the subjects of his works are dedicated to the documentary photography, having had different projects produced and published in diverse countries.
1.3 Billion is presented in 2014 at the Museum of Moving Image in Leiria, as a portrait of a contemporary China, touring the country in several solo exhibitions, including the Azores and abroad in A Coruña, Spain at the international photo festival Outono Fotográfico.
In 2016 is work Archipelago was selected by Magnum and Canon for portfolio review at Visa Pour l'Image, Perpignan, it was finalist in Discovery Award at Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal and received an honourable mention at Tokyo International Photo Awards, Japan. In 2017 this work was the winner of the International Photojournalism Prize Estação Imagem, in the daily life category.
In 2018 has presented The Eden According to José Maria, in Leiria and later in Lisbon. In 2019, at Oporto, Pombal and Óbidos, being also selected for night projections of Discovery Award at Encontros da Imagem, Braga.
Exhibits regularly since 2012, and his work is represented in public and private collections.