/ 2018 / Press / Sports

Blood, Sweat and Tears

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Sports
  • Photographer
    João Miguel Barros

In October 2017, a boxing tournament was held in Macao (China).
One of the fights was to decide the IBC I/C Heavyweight
Championship.
This fight involved a Chinese boxer, who was declared the winner,
and a Ghanaian boxer.
The photographs presented are part of ta bigger story called
“Blood, Sweat and Tears”.
This series is a tribute to the Ghanaian boxer, who lost the fight,
but boxed with great dignity.

João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal.
He is a Lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau.
He was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine published in Lisbon between 1979 and1982.
In 2017 began to exhibit his photography work, with individual exhibitions at “Creative Macau - Center for Creative Industries”, Macau (Feb. 2017) and at “Museu Berardo”, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal (from Feb. to Aug. 2018). He has participated in several group exhibitions.
He published two photobooks: “Between Gaze and Hallucination” (self-published) in 2018

Awards - Selected artist of YICCA - International Contest of Contemporary Art, Milan, 2017/18, with a photo for the project “Tribute”.
- 3º Award in the category “Press” of the Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris, with the project “Blood, Sweat and Tears”
- 1º Award in the category “Editorial / Sports (Non-Prof.) of the International Photography Awards, 2018, New York, with the project “Blood, Sweat and Tears”.
- Honorable Mention in the category “People: Other” of the ND Awards 2018, with the project “Tribute”.
- Honorable Mention in the category “Nature: Trees” of the ND Awards 2018, with the project “Loneliness Tree”.