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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.

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

4/2022 - Silent Noise - Verduyn Gallery - Moregem, Belgium

5/2022 - ImageNation - Galerie Joseph Le Palais - Paris, France

5/2022 - Éloquence Photo Exhibition - Deep emotions from Photography  - Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center Scarts Court - Sapporo, Japan

9/2022 - ImageNation - Fondazione Luciana Matalon - Milan, Italy

11/2022 - HeadOn Photo Festival - Bondy Beach, Sydney, Australia

11/2022 - BBA Gallery Photography Award 2022 - Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany

5/2023 - Éloquence Photo Exhibition - Proof of existence / What the subject tells us  - Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center Scarts Court - Sapporo, Japan

5/2023 - Iconic Photo Shop - ImageNation - Galerie Joseph Le Palais - Paris, France

Awards & Nominations

HeadOn PhotoFestival - Portrait award 2022 - Semi Finalist

 

BBA Gallery Photography Prize 2022 - Finalist

BBA Gallery MPB European Award 2022 - Finalist

BBA Gallery Berlin Photo Week 2022 - Shortlisted

IPA 2022 - International Photo Awards

Category Fine Art, Portrait series - Honorable mention 

PX3 Prix de la Photography 2022

Category Fine Art, Portrait series - Honorable mention 

 

Beautiful Bizarre Inprnt Photography prize 2022

Finalist

 

Belfast Photo Festival 2022 - Shortlisted book Emotions In Between Emotions

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 

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