Bio & Contacts
Miguel Lopes Jerónimo ~ portuguese freelance photographer, exhibition curator and vagabond writer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Passionate about working with NGOs on projects with impact, collaborating with other artists and creating exhibitions with meaning. Interested in visual storytelling and photography as a tool for awareness and social development, besides working between conceptual and documentary photography in search for the visual poetry in the world around. Also a crickets-eating enthusiast!
Available for freelance opportunities and collaboration with NGOs and other artists.
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Miguel Jerónimo studied robotics and emotions in artificial intelligence, and its connection with music and painting for the creation of an intermedia instrument that composes music and abstract paintings in realtime with the sounds and colors created according to emotions expressed by the body language of the performer.
He co-created and worked in some non-profit organizations and projects like Sapana, Sinergi, Emscan, Startup Pirates Lisboa, Aiesec’s Make it Possible and TEDxEdges.
Due to the work for one of the NGOs he created, he lived in rural India for two years to work with low-caste tribal communities in empowerment projects, building homes, co-starting a handicraft project, designing the concept of an eco-tourism and appropriate technologies center, etc.
He is a long-time traveler applying an extreme low-cost backpacking in order to mingle with local communities, including sleeping in local family homes or on the street. He hitchhiked around Asia for one and half years to write, photograph and study philosophy for himself, having wandered through nine countries on a total of 18.121 kms hitchhiked on 322 different rides. He believes in continuous self-transformation and the figure of the vagabond as someone who travels to come back different.
For the last four years he’s based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, engaging himself in different collaborations with other artists, freelancing in photography and writing, organizing art exhibitions and being an art lecturer part-time in local colleges.
vagabundagensorientais.wordpress.com (personal blog, written in portuguese)
[Photo above by Malin Annie Jansson]