José Pedro Cortes (*1976) studied photography at AR.CO (Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual) in Lisbon and graduated with a Master of Arts in photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. In Lisbon he took part in the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme in photography. His photographs have been exhibited in Portugal and Great Britain and he is represented by Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte in Portugal and White Space Gallery in London. His first book “Silence” was published in 2006; another book publication will follow in 2011. He is the founder and editor of the Pierre von Kleist editions.