About the Book
Joao de Deus Ramos Ponces de Carvalho, born in Lisbon, Portugal in March 1957. MA in History, Lisbon Classic University Started taking still pictures when he was 10, and managed to be a publicity photographer by 17. First documentary film was made at 21; it was the first TV program to represent Portugal in MIPCOM, Cannes, 1980. After, a long career of more than 40 films, made mostly for Portuguese television, specialized in underwater filming and photography. On both his films and journalist career, has traveled around the World, from the USA, Africa, Seychelles, Maldives, Egypt, Thailand, etc. Besides the articles, has done some books and photo exhibitions worldwide, the most important being the special invitation by UNESCO to close the World Year of the Oceans 1998, in Paris, France. Taught Photography and Film not only in short courses and seminars, but at MA University level, from the UK to India, Portugal to Brunei.