Born in 1974, Brazil, began his career working as a free-lancer photographer after graduating in Geography and Business Administration. In 2002 he begun working as a full time stringer for The Associated Press in Brazil, becoming a staff photographer in 2005. He was then transferred to Honduras, Guatemala and later on to Mexico.
Working for The Associated Press for eleven years, he was responsible for the coverage of spot news, enterprise, and sports in more than twenty countries, where he worked closely with photo, text and TV editors to generate projects that added a dimension beyond the daily report and provide in-depth coverage of a variety of stories through multimedia storytelling. Being in close contact to the wire desk was constant, since coordinating and editing photos from a network of freelancers photographers was part of his daily work.
Meneghini has covered assignments ranging from daily life features to armed conflicts in South, Central and North America, Caribe, West and North Africa, Middle East and Asia.
In 2008 he was awarded first prize of the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) contest in the feature category, with a story on bullfights in Mexico. From his assignment in Pakistan in 2009, he won an Award of Excellence of the Pictures of the Year International (POYi); an Honorable Mention at The Best of Photojournalism 2010 (NPPA) – Portrait Series and Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. In 2011 he won an Honorary Mention Award in the Editorial Images Best Professional Stories category, at the Xinhua News Agency sponsored contest, Zoom In On Poverty, for a documentary over prostitution after the earthquake in Haiti.
Part of his portfolio is displayed at the AP Images website and also in the book created by the Associated Press, called: “Be Inspired”.
Alexandre Meneghini has opted to pursue new projects and became a freelancer photographer and media producer since May, 2013.
He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.