Rui Aguiar is a Portuguese photographer and visual artist based in Lisbon. He has been working in the field of photography since the early 2000s, and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications around the world.

Rui's work focuses on exploring the relationship between people and their environment, often through a combination of documentary photography and portraiture. His photographs have been described as "hauntingly beautiful" and "poetic", capturing moments of everyday life with an eye for detail.

Rui's work has been exhibited in galleries across Europe, including at the Photographers' Gallery in London, the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, and the Centro de Arte Moderna in Lisbon. He has also had his work featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, National Geographic, and Vogue Italia.

In addition to his photographic practice, Rui is also an active member of several organizations dedicated to promoting photography as an art form. He is a founding member of the Portuguese Association of Photographers (APF), which works to promote Portuguese photographers both nationally and internationally. He is also a board member of FotoVisura, an organization that supports emerging photographers from around the world by providing them with resources to help them develop their careers.

Rui's passion for photography has taken him all over the world, from his native Portugal to countries such as India, Mexico, Cuba, Morocco, France, Spain and more. His photographs have been widely praised for their ability to capture moments that are both intimate and universal at once.

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