Diogo Bento, born 1984 in Portugal, lives and works in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. He studied Landscape Architecture and post-graduated in Photography and Contemporary Art. The landscape has been one of the main subjects of his artistic practice and the primary backdrop from which he draws to develop and express his ideas and concerns. Founding member of AOJE, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of photography in Cabo Verde, Diogo Bento has pursued a number of artistic, curatorial and educational projects, most recently the Catchupa Factory – New Photographers initiative. He has been working as a teacher for several years and at Koiástudio, an image and design studio in Porto (Portugal) and Mindelo.