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Visual Q&A with Rui Palha

24.03.2014

To Portuguese photographer Rui Palha, photography is a challenge to capture the bustle of everyday life and a way to learn about the world. Since age 14, Palha has devoted his time to street photography and to long-term sociological projects in problematic neighborhoods of Lisbon. 

In a recent interview Palha states, “I need to say that I am not so good at expressing my feelings nor my thoughts through words. I prefer try to do that through images.” With this in mind, we asked Palha 10 questions, and asked that he respond only with his images:  

1. Who are you?

1 COOPH RUI PALHA WHO ARE YOU

2. Why photography?

2 COOPH RUI PALHA WHY PHOTOGRAPHY

3. What is your trademark photographic style?

3 COOPH RUI PALHA TRADEMARK STYLE
3 COOPH RUI PALHA TRADEMARKSTYLE 2

4. What truly inspires you?

4 COOPH RUI PALHA INSPIRE

5. Where do you go when you close your eyes?

5 COOPH RUI PALHA CLOSE EYES
5 COOPH RUI PALHA CLOSE EYES 2

6. Where is home for you?

6 COOPH RUI PALHA HOME
6 COOPH RUI PALHA HOME 2

7. How would you describe your lifestyle?

7 COOPH RUI PALHA LIFESTYLE
7 COOPH RUI PALHA  LIFESTYLE 2

8. What makes a great shot?

8 COOPH RUI PALHA GREAT SHOT

9. How do you view the world?

9 COOPH RUI PALHA  VIEW THE WORLD
9 COOPH RUI PALHA VIEW THE WORLD 2

10. What is an important lesson you have learned?

10 COOPH RUI PALHA LESSON

Written by Matthew Rycroft


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