Rui Pires is Portuguese and born in 1968. The passion for photography began in 1983 as an amateur photographer. It is considered a photographer with a classical and humanist style, and is dedicated primarily to documentary photography. In 2006 Rui Pires began a project that aims document the life in Portuguese rural villages undergoing desertification, the Rural Moments project. The project still running. At 2009 Rui Pires began the Lands of Allah documentary, a research about the life of the nomad tribes and Berbers-Touareg people in north of Africa and Sahara desert. Rui Pires have many photographs and essays published in www, magazines and newspapers and some of his documentaries and photos are in permanent exhibition in museums, private galleries and collectors. He have also won many prizes, grants and awards in exhibitions and photography competitions. Rui Pires tries to achieve a humanistic and positive approach to documentary photography and always try to dignify the people he portrays. After he have adopted digital photography for current work, Rui Pires also uses medium and large format cameras and film and he controls the entire photographic process, from capture, processing film and printing. Actually he produces humanist photo-documentaries all around the world. – in www.ruipires-photography.com
The ALMABRAND was responsible for the new identity Rui Pires design. A simple and sober image that seeks to gain dimension throughout the work of Rui Pires , although appearing very discreetly as a signature.