Cork Extraction in the North Alentejo (Portugal)

Jorge Sarmento


Topics of Focus

documentary photography, anthropology, ethnography

Geographic Areas of Focus

Portugal, Latin America, Global


Grew up in Tras-os-Montes (Portugal), Son of photographer: photography has always been present in his life. His first camera was one Minolta SRT 101 offered by his father. Over time he began to use only digital cameras.

Having always photography present, he graduated in cultural anthropology which defines him as a documentary and humanist photographer. Over the last years frequently publishes works in various national journals and magazines and created various concepts related with internet identity, culture and tourism that are continuously connected to photography and anthropology.

Involved in the “Turismo Virtual” in Dourovalley, was a collaborator of National Geographic in the construction of Tourist Guide to the Dourovalley Region with the ceding of photographs and other content.