This month I do my National Geographic debut. First time publishing a work on the pages of the iconic magazine. It's such an honor to start my collaboration with this special photo that changed my life (and still changes) in the historic edition about racial discussion. Many thanks, National Geographic Brasil, I hope this is only the beginning :)
Marielle was a human rights defender. Woman, black, queer and Rio de Janeiro city councilor (the fifth best voted in 2016), she used to fight for the favelas like Maré, where she grew up.
Marielle symbolized the force of the people in politics, she was a brilliant diamond among all corrupt politicians we are sick of. She was our hope and she still is.
They buried Marielle and they planted many seeds. Since the barbaric assassination, I was immersed in the repercussion, covering demonstrations and religious acts.
I also met her family and other important characters of this story. Thinking in a way to explain this whole situation for who is not from Rio nor Brazil, I decided to create a story with the material I captured during the seven days after Marielle's dead.
This is what I saw and what I've documented in the first week without Marielle. She left us, but her legacy will live forever. Marielle, Presente!
Last month, I did two special portraits to Marie Claire Brazil. The first person was Marinete da Silva, 66 years old,lawyer, Marielle Franco's mother. She received the reporter and I at her home for a long and unforgettable talk (article by Luiza Karam, in Portuguese).
And the second person I photographed was Jurema Werneck, Amnesty International Brazil's director. Powerful woman who had grew up in the favela, just as Marielle, and became leader of the activist organization in Brazil.
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I did two portraits for Marie Claire Magazine's latest edition, February 2018. It was a pleasure meeting two strong women: Nilza Valéria Zacarias and Flora Gil.
Valéria is a feminist and journalist who fights to bring the religious discussion to the table with a lot of respect and intelligence. And Flora is a powerful business woman in the artistic sector.
I discovered Sarah on a TV show. I was amazed by her sweetness and her work teaching music for public school’s students from Volta Redonda (in the suburbs of the state of Rio de Janeiro).
Then I wrote the project and “sold” it to TPM, women’s magazine published by the publisher “Editora Trip”.
The story is about Sarah Higino, this incredible woman with a magic transformation power through the music. To see the story published on the online version of TPM, click here. And click on the picture bellow to see full story. Both in Portuguese.
On the last day of 2017, I was on an assignment for Reuters News Agency in Copacabana, covering the famous fireworks of New Year’s eve.
It was my last and my first job of the year. A really nice way to start 2018!
My latest job was an assignment for UOL to cover one day in a life of a person who was victim of racism in 2017. This story is part of a series of four articles on relevant issues for our society this year.
The photos are part of a video narrated by the character itself and can be watched (in Portuguese) here.
It's a new gallery about retired fishing nets of Regência, a small fishermen village in Espírito Santo. The workers had to stop fishing after the mining disaster in Bento Rodrigues (Minas Gerais). When In November 2015, the Fundão dam, controlled by Samarco S.A., suffered a failure and the toxic mud came to river Doce like a tsunami, killing 19 people and reaching 39 municipalities.