Graduated in architecture at FA-UP (Oporto, 2001) and Master of Fine Arts at FBA-UB (Barcelona, 2006), Miguel Coelho grabbed a camera for the first time at 11 years old and since that moment he has been fortunate enough to photograph almost every day.
Professional since 2004, he works essentially with urban landscape and architectural photography. His pictures are regularly published in magazines, books and websites around the world and his work is represented by Arcaid Images (United Kingdom).
Works on several research projects and visual essays on urban landscape photography. In 2005, published “O Porto da Escola”, photobook centered on the architectural production of Escola do Porto in the second half of the 20th century.
His work was featured at the Venice Biennale in 2008 by invitation from the CoAC – Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.
Miguel Coelho was artistic director of Galeria Ars Lucida (Guimarães, 2011-2012), national coordinator of Nikon School Portugal (‘Best Nikon School Europe’ award in 2012 and 2013) between 2010 and 2016 and member of the scientific committee of the post-graduate course of Photography, Alquimia da Cor (Porto). Co-founder of Observatório, was appointed as its director in January of 2016.
With an intense passion for teaching and tutoring and besides portfolio reviews and speaker at photography events, Miguel has more than 10 years of teaching experience at all levels mainly focused on urban landscape and creative processes applied to photography.