José Pedro Cortes (b. Porto, Portugal, 1976) completed a Master of Arts in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Rochester, UK). In 2005, he was selected for Photo London – Emerging Artists Presentations and, in 2006, took part in the Getty Images curated exhibition, New Photographers 2007. His work has been exhibited both in Portugal and abroad. In 2011, Cortes was selected for the European Photo Exhibition Award – this work being shown in four museums (Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo). In 2012, Cortes was commissioned for the European Eyes on Japan project. He was shortlisted for BESPhoto 2014, the most prestigious photography award in Portugal. He has published several books including Silence, Things here and Things still to come and Costa. He is the founder and editor of Pierre von Kleist editions.