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ABOUT STEVE

Steve Dean Mendes was born and raised in a small town in the south of Portugal and based in Belgium, Aalst.

 

Through his photography not only he is expressing his vision of the world but also he uses it for healing.

 

He's able to establish a deep emotional connection with his models and gives them a voice and power to embrace themselves , to heal and for self acceptance.

Awards & Nominations

Lensculture Critics’ Choice Award  2021 - Winner Critics Pick by Xavier Seule (Director La Galerie VU’)

MIFA 2021 - Moscow International  Photo Awards

Bronze, Category People Fine Art Portrait series

TIFA 2020 - Tokyo International  Photo Awards

Bronze, Category People Fine Art Portrait series

IPA 2020 - International Photo Awards

3rd Place, Category Fashion, Advertisement Commercial

IPA 2020 - International Photo Awards

Jury Top 5 Selection - Tiffany Sprague (YALE University Art Gallery)

IPA 2020 - International Photo Awards

Honorable Mention , Category Fine Art, Portrait series

The Gucci Beauty Glitch, “Unconventional Beauty” Photo Vogue Italia / Gucci contest 2020 - Finalist

TIFA 2019 - Tokyo International  Photo Awards

Gold, Category People Portrait series

BIFA 2019 - Budapest International Photo Awards

Bronze, Category People Portrait series

IPA 2019 - International Photo Awards

2nd Place, Category Fine Art, Portrait series

The Independent Photographer Visual story teller Contest 2019 - Finalist

The Sound of Color Contest - 500px.com

1st prize 2016 

Exhibitions

 

5/2021 - Éloquence Photo Exhibition - Proof of existence / Deep emotions from Photography  - Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center Scarts Court - Sapporo, Japan

9/2021 - Image Nation - The New Aesthetics - Fondazione Luciana Matalon - Milan, Italy

2022     - ImageNation Paris 2022