Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Calé has been a editorial and commercial photographer for the last 16 years, having contributed to publications such as National Geographic, Newsweek, Vogue, GQ, NY Times among others.
In the last 3 years he has been dedicating more time to his art work, part of a big life change he have gone trough. His work looks into the universe of his inner experiences and the questions love, sexuality, identity and spirituality arise.
His photos have been seen in galleries, museums and festivals in Denmark, Russia, Ireland, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and USA.
He recently won the XIII Marc Ferrez Prize in Brazil, a U$ 22.000,00 grant. He has also won the Iberoameicanos Award, Best Porfolio in Encuentros Abiertos Argentina and a Mention of Honor in Porto Seguro Prize 2002.
2014 Exhibition of the series Seekers at Flash Forward Festival, Boston.
2014 Exhibition of the series Seekers at Fotofest, Houston.
2013 Winner of Marc Ferrez Prize 2013 with the series Bond.
2013 Exhibition of the series Bond and #ProtestaRio in ParatyemFoco Festival.
2013 Solo exhibition of the series Bond and Seekers at Galleri Image, Denmark, curated by Beate Cegielska and Jens Friis.
2013 Collective exhibition and book Cotidiano Latino/US , Editoral RM, with photos of the series Seekers. Curated by Claudi Carreras.
2013 Solo Exhibition of Seekers at Atelie da Imagem, curates by Angela Magalhães and Nadja Fonseca Peregrino.
2013 Exhibtion of #ProtestaRio and lecture at FestFoto POA.
2013 Exhibition of the series Seekers at the Foto 13 Festival, Brazil.
2012 Exhibition of the series Seekers at Photovisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia.
2012 Exhibition of the series Seekers and Tá de Caô at Encontros Abiertos – Festival de La Luz, Argentina.
2012 Collective exhibition Post with photos of the series Seekers, Ireland, curated by Peg Amison.
2012 First Prize at the III Prêmio Iberoamericanos de Fotografia with the series Seekers, collective exhibition at the Centro Cultural de España in La Paz.
2012 Exhibition of the series Seekers and Tá de Caô? at the Encontros da Luz Festival in Buenos Aires, projection at Centro Cultural Recoleta.
2011 Solo Exhibition of the series Ta de Caô ? at the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, FotoRio Festival.
2011 Exhibition of the seires Ta de Caô ? at FestFoto Porto Alegre, projection at the Instituto Santander Cultural.
2011 Lecture and slide show at Ateliê da Imagem’s Sexta Livre project, Rio de Janeiro.
2005 Solo Exhibition of the serires Eleven Uncommon Portraits in Rio at IBEU Gallery, FotoRio Festival.
2003 Collective Exhibition of the series Absent Code at FotoRio Festival, in the show Da Pele Que Quer Ser Vista Ao Sentido do Invisível. The exhibition was also shown at Arte X Arte gallery, Argentina, and at the 3rd Festival de Fotografia de Miraflores, Peru.
2002 Honorable Mention at the Prêmio Porto Seguro de Fotografia, with the series Código Ausente, collective exhibition in São Paulo.
Photos in Collections:
- Arte X Arte Gallery Colection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- AECID Collection, Government of Spain.
- Gallery Image Collection.
Comercial and Editorial
2005 – 2012 Freelance Photographer, based in Rio de Janeiro has had his photos in main publications in Brazil and the world, such as National Geographic, Newsweek, NY Times, Vogue, GQ, BIG, Veja, Época, Trip, among others. Has several fashion and comercial clients like Cachaça Leblon, Antonio Bernardo, Banco Icatu, Leeloo, etc…
2007 Director of Cinematography at the brazilian set of french independent movie Chrysalid, directed by Jeanne Romana.
2007 Director of the music vídeo Esse Sujeito, from brazilian singer Zanna.
2007 Director of video recording of the pocket Ópera Solo, from composer Jocy de Oliveira.
2003 – 2005 Freelance Photographer based in New York represented by the agency Polaris Images. Published in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Fader, Trace, RES, The Village Voice, Bloomberg News, Business Week, Corriere de la Serra, Paris-Match among others
2004 Co-Director of the music video Percão, from American DJ Diplo.
2003 Correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for Polaris Images e Bloomberg News.
2000-2003 Photo Editor at Quem Acontece magazine office in Rio de Janeiro.
1997-2003 Freelance Photographer for main publications in Brazil like IstoÉ, Época, Valor, Trip, Diálogo Medico, Carta Capital among others.
1997-2000 Staff Photographer of IstoÉ Dinheiro magazine.
1991 -1997 Studied Architecture at FAU-USP, unfinished.
Urban dwellers appear as glowing blurry ghosts, floating against sharp backdrops of urban alienation in this photo exploration of identity and place.