Joana Mairos (Coimbra, 1997) fell in love with street photography, but now she is fascinated by portraiture. In 2018, she finished her degree in Tourism at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra, but Photography has always spoken louder. So high that, still in the midst of the pandemic, she moved, in 2021, to the city of Porto to study Photography at the IPCI (Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem) and follow her dream: to be a fashion photographer. Joana likes to define her work as a constant search for contradicting norms. She uses black and white to escape the distractions of color, and capture the emotional essence of what she sees.