About Me


Omar Marques is a Portuguese freelance photojournalist from northwest Portugal.
He works for several news agencies on editorial and commercial assignments and has his own studio in Krakow, Poland.
In addition to providing news coverage around Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, he works on personal long-term projects. Omar’s photographs have been published in The Times, The New York Times, Stern Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Paris Match, Le Point, Newsweek Poland, Peninsula Qatar, La Croix, among others.
He has presented his work during photography workshops and summer schools, including those organised by the Europaeum network based in Oxford, Jagiellonian University in Poland, and Sofia University in Bulgaria.
As Omar is always on the run and suffers from the chronic decease “press the shutter”, he looks forward to establishing cooperation, partnerships, and exploring the wildest places in the planet.



  • Street Photography Workshop with David Gibson , Krakow, May 2014
  • “Tell me a story” workshop with Paolo Woods, ISSP, Latvia, August 2016
  • Street Photography Workshop with David Gibson , Krakow, September 2017


  • Polónia, no periscópio da modernidade – Lx Factory, Lisbon, Portugal / August 2016
  • Group exhibition, ISSP 2016, Kuldiga, Latvia / August 2016
  • Open Krakow – Street photography exhibition – Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland / March 2017
  • Refugees – Images of the unseen  – Tytano, Krakow, Poland / July 2017
  • Refugees – Images of the unseen  – Group Exhibition, Foto Open at Bielsko Biala FotoArt Festival / October 2017