Marcio Pimenta is a photographer, explorer and visual storyteller who focuses on human, sociocultural issues, identity and climate change. Based in the South of Brazil. His work has been featured in multiple print and online publications worldwide including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and El País.
He is an International Fellow Member of The Explorers Club.
He has received numerous awards for his environmental reporting from him. In 2016 and 2017 he was in Iraq to cover the war against the Islamic State and the rebirth of the Yazidis women. This resulted in his first photo book, published in 2020, "Yazidis".
In 2018 he visited Antarctica for the first time and has since been dedicated to documenting the relationship of society with its geography and its own history, in identities, traditions and economic and cultural manifestations.
Rory Peck Trust Grantee. Pulitzer Center Grantee.
Member of EveryDay Climate Change.
Yazidis, 2020. Photo Book. Hard Cover. 88 pages. ISBN: 978-65-991632-0-3 Publisher: Artisan Raw Books.
Awards and Grantees
XVI Marc Ferrez Photography Award 2021with the project “Mata-Fina: the history of Bahian cigars that conquered the world" Grantee - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - 2021 - "Clash of Civilizations", Tierra del Fuego, Chile Bartur Photo Award 2021 - Main Award - Climate Change (Shortlisted) World Report Award - Documenting Humanity 2021 in the Spotlight Category (Shortlisted) IPA - Int’l Photography Awards 2020. Honorable Mention. Editorial / Press, Environmental IPA - Int’l Photography Awards 2020. Honorable Mention. Professional: Book “Yazidis” PX3 - Prix de la Photographie 2020. Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental 2020 Grantee - Rainforest Journalism Fund / Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - 2019 - 2 Grantee - Rainforest Journalism Fund / Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - 2019 - 1 Grantee - Projeto Colabora - 2019 Massey Ferguson Award for Photojournalism 2017 Massey Ferguson Award for Photojournalism 2016 New Holland Photojournalism Award. Finalist. 2016 Petrobras Journalism Award 2015 New Holland Photojournalism Award. Finalist with two works. 2015 Kontinent Awards 2013. Official Selection in Nature and Unique Image. Uckuyular / Izmir - Turkey
XXII International Biennial Art of Cerveira, in Portugal, July 16th to December 31st, 2022
"Nobody's Listening” Exhibition Promoting Justice for Iraq's Forgotten Genocide ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe, Germany, October 2021
OpenWalls Arles 2020 at Galerie Huit Arles by British Photojournalism Journal. From 01 July until September 2020
Universidad de Santiago de Chile – PhD in American Studies (incomplete) - 2007 - 2012 United Nations - Internship - International Trade Department - 2007 - 2008 United Nations - Summer School on Latin American Economies - 2007 Universidad de Santiago de Chile - Master in World Politics - 2007 - 2008 University of Salvador - Bachelor of Economics - 2002 - 2006
Hostile Environment & First Aid Training
Hostile Environment and First Aid training by 1st Option Safety Group. Manaus, Brazil - 2019 (Pulitzer Center Grant).
Hostile Environment and First Aid training held from the 24th – 27th October 2016 by 1st Option Safety Group. London, England - 2016 (BBC Grant).
Talks and Lectures
II Digital Exhibition of Visual Essays, Visual Anthropology Nucleus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, 2021 Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. 2020 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,Washington, D.C. 2020 Swarthmore College. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 2020