Alexandre Cortinhas was born in Corunha in 1982. He studied Art Photography at the Pablo Picasso School of Art and Design in his hometown, from which he graduated in 2005.
Later, Alex extended his training as a Senior Producer (HND. Higher National Diploma) in the School of Communication & Audio CEV Barcelona. During this time he also participated in a workshop on Video-Art and Video-Clip. At this stage, in Barcelona, Alex worked along with different media artists taking pictures and recording films and concerts.
After college he returned to his native Galicia, working as a freelance photographer for the entertainment company "Animatium" while still working on his photo projects.
In 2009 Alex moved to London, where he currently lives and works. He worked sporadically with the Centre for Reconciliation and Peace "St Ethelburga's ', the magazine “The New Internationalist" and the agency "Spotlight”.
Alexandre begins to see his work rewarded in recent years. On two consecutive years he was invited to the Portfolio Review at the Voies Off Festival Photographic in Arles (France). In 2010 he was a finalist in the photographic competition, MAKEHISTORY, organized by the brand "Lee". His photographs were part of an exhibition at the Foro Boario in Modena (Italy), and were subsequently published in a photo-book. In 2011 he was also a finalist in the Story Teller Awards, First Prize in Environmental Category. He also got an honourable mention in the Abstract Photography Category of the Pollux Awards. Both of the latter were organized by the WPGA (World Photography Gala Awards). These works were recently exhibited along with those of fellow photographers at The Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires as part of the exhibition organized by the WPGA.
As well he has exhibited his recent work at The Crypt for the London Photo Festival and at the Rich Mix for the Photomonth - East London Photography Festival.