Virgílio Ferreira is a Portuguese photographer and lives in the UK. In 2012 he gained an MA in photography at the University of Brighton.
His work has been widely exhibited in Europe, The Middle East, The United States, and South-East Asia. Between 2007 and 2012 some of the most recognised exhibitions have taken place at the Hight House Gallery (UK); Format Festival (UK); Módulo Gallery (Lisbon); Empty Quarter Gallery (Dubai), Ofoto Gallery (Shanghai), Museu da Imagem (Braga, Portugal), Southeast Museum of Photography (U.S.A.), Portuguese Centre of Photography, the 2nd Fotofestival Mannheim (Germany), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland), 10th Photography Festival (Aleppo, Syria), Royal College of Art (London), Berllaymont, (Bruxelas), Pipfestival (China), 19th International Photography Meeting Thesssaloniki (Greece) and the BAC Festival at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) as well as Madridfoto (Spain), Photo LA and Photo Miami (U.S.A.).
He has published three projects in books entitled, “Daily Pilgrims”, "We and The Others", and "Rainbow" and has had work published in international magazines, photo art blogs, and webzines such as European Photography; The Guardian UK; Katalog-Museum for Fotokunst Brandts; Hey, Hot Shot; 1000 Words Photography; Lens Culture; Eye Curious; Mrs Deane; Heading East and Artephotographica.
Virgílio's work is held in public collections, including the Hahnemuhle Anniversary Collection, Germany; the Southeast Museum of Photography, USA; the National Collection of Photography, Portgual; Lodz Art Center, Poland and the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Portuguese photographer Virgilio Ferreira creates ephemeral portraits of urban dwellers against the crisp backdrops of six modern Asian cities.