Originally from Brazil, I studied Fine Art at London Metropolitan University where I gained a BA (Hons-First) in Fine Art and Photography. I have been working as a photographer and artist since 1998 while developing long term projects in my country of birth and worldwide. My photography work concentrates on interactions with people, focuses on simple ideas while exploring notions of identity and self esteem.
My work has featured in a number of group and solo shows in the UK and abroad (Photographers Gallery, Proud Galleries in the UK, Museum of Image and Sound in SP-Brazil and others) and has been published in various magazines worldwide including The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Saturday Telegraph, Marie Claire UK, Dazed & Confused, Time Out, Republica, Colors, Independent on Sunday, British Journal of Photography, RPS , Trip, TPM, among others.
I have received various awards and grants for my work, among them the Ian Parry Award sponsored by Nikon and the Sunday Times Magazine, various Arts Council Grants for the Arts, an IPRN fellowship, David Rowley Award for graduates in fine art in UK and the Jack Jackson Photography Award. I have also been shortlisted for the John Kobal Award at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Observer David Hodge Award.
My work with Brazilian street girls has been published in a book – ‘Invisible Lives’ (Vision On, UK, 2000), and has been included in books on the history of Latin American and Brazilian photography amongst others.
I split my time between the UK and Brazil.