“Hometown is a personal photographic project that comes from my interaction between my current situation and the space where I live, and that in some way, I am confined. Although having studied photography, and even have worked in the area, always on a part-time, photography was never, unfortunately, my main source of income. I always had to work in other areas to afford the costs of day-to-day and even to invest in photography, whether in formations or photographic material. Now I’m unemployed since August 24 that do not I exercise any type of work.
Hometown arises as a result of my firing, appears precisely when I was sure that would be out of work. The start of this project happened unconsciously, only with the passage of time, I began to realize what I was shooting, and so began the shaping of things.
Hometown is not exactly a visual diary of my current situation but it is more of a very distinct set of reflections, several reflections on my status of mind, frustrations, and goals. It is also a different way of looking at me, and look at the space where I live in.” – Fábio Miguel Roque
He studied photography at I.P.F. (Portuguese Institute of Photography), Lisbon between 2004 and 2007, later He then attended the workshops of History of Photography Contemporary at Ar.Co., 2010, and Photojournalism in MEF, 2013. Worked as a photojournalist at the beginning of his career.
His work is mainly on documentary photography; more recently discovered is passion for a more personal kind of photography. Has already made several solo exhibitions.