TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Mercado Do Bolhão

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Antonio Coelho
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7iii, Samyang 14 2.8 Mm
  • Photo Date

The origins of Mercado do Bolhão, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city, date back to 1839, when the Porto City Council decided to build a square on land acquired from the chapter. The building was built in 1914, in a project designed by the architect Correia da Silva.It was an avant-garde work for the time, due to the use of reinforced concrete.Currently, the Mercado do Bolhão building is completely renovated. It was rebuilt for over 4 years, and on September 15, 2022 it reopened to the public.

My name is Antonio Bernardino Martins Coelho, I am from a small village in the north of Portugal, where I live. I am 40 years old, married and father of two girls. I work as an electrical engineer. A taste for painting was evident in me early on, but it was only in 2010 after a trip to Cuba that I became interested in photography, having captured a lot of images. However, having a small digital camera, I started to acquire analog equipment and develop the photography learning activity in a self-taught way, using very old and medium format machines. My favorite camera is the Zeiss Ikon Nettar.