André François is a Brazilian photographer who has made photographic documentaries of Brazil and the world for the past thirty years. In 1995, he founded the NGO ImageMagica, a non-profit organization that develops projects in the education, the socio-cultural and health areas, always using photography as a tool.
Since 2005, André has developed a comprehensive photographic record in the area of healthcare and has published five books on the subject. He has visited more than 100 hospitals and health centers throughout Brazil, in order to record sensitive attitudes of great caregivers as well as the reality of access to healthcare.
Currently, the photographer works on a worldwide documentary called Life Project, which seeks positive and simple initiatives that are related to health promotion, documenting the quality of life in different countries. André has already travelled to America, Africa and Asia continents, with the support of the UN (United Nations), PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), Doctors Without Borders, and other organizations.
Part of his photographic work was included in the Pirelli-MASP Photography Collection, one of the largest photographic collections in Brazil. The photographer's work has been recognized and awarded over the years. Among his acknowledgments is the award given by the Conrado Wessel Foundation in 2008 and the Syngenta Photography Award in 2013, in which André was the only Brazilian awarded.