London, United Kingdom
London College of Communication
I have always been fascinated by the strong character of small communities and how cultures with different values embody often very diverse ways of life from the contemporary western model. From the start, photography became an opportunity to access groups of people and individuals that I would have had no contact with otherwise. Each time I embark on a new documentary I see myself learning about an entirely different way of living, other ideas, traditions, that eventually bring me back to reflecting upon my own ideas and values.
My work has been exhibited in Solo exhibitions - The "transit" Workers of Singapore - Barcelona 2014 and also as part of a Photographic Festival - The other side of Rio - Festival ENFOCATS 2014.
I'm currently based in London studying an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in London College of Communication.
When Rio won its bid to host the 2016 Olympics, the government tried to crack down on crime in the most notorious favelas — is it just for appearances or a sincere effort for long-lasting change?