Freelance photographer who live and work in the city of Sao Paulo since 1994. His photographs have appeared in many Brazilian and international publications, from daily newspapers and magazines to corporate and editorial books.
He has published two books: Saga - A Portrait of German colonies in Brazil and Terras de Preto - History of Nine Rural Black Maroon Communities in Brazil . The first essay was granted the Martius Staden Award by Martius Staden Foundation and the latter received the Ayrton Senna Human Rights Award for Journalism.
His works are in two important Brazilian collections: Pirelli/MASP at São Paulo Art Museum and MAM (Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo) and it has been exhibited in different cities of Latin America, USA, Europe and Africa.
Teles received in 2014 the Sony Awards in the Travel category with the essay Roads of Grains and in 2015 received the third place of POY LATAM (Pictures of the Year Latim America) in the Food of the World category.