Marcio Pimenta is an explorer and photographer who focuses on human and sociocultural issues, identity and climate change. Based in the South of Brazil. His work was featured in multiple print and online publications worldwide including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and El País.
He has received numerous awards for his environmental reporting. In 2016 and 2017 was in Iraq to cover the war against the Islamic State and the rebirth of the Yazidis women. This worked resulted in his first photo book, published in 2020, "Yazidis".
His work is dedicated to a testimony to human history, defined by conquest and loss.
National Geographic Explorer 22, International Fellow The Explorers Club. Rory Peck Trust Grantee. Pulitzer Center Grantee. Member of Everyday Climate Change.
Man and Earth, 2023. Photobook. 96 pages. (In progress)
Yazidis, 2020. Photo Book. Hard Cover. 88 pages. ISBN: 978-65-991632-0-3
Publisher: Artisan Raw Books.
Awards and Grantees
National Geographic Explorer 2022
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Prize 2022 (Finalist)
Mário de Andrade Prize for Ethnographic Photography - National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), Brazil 2022 (Honorable mention)
Princess Isabel Photography Prize, Palmares Foundation (Finalist)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - 2021 - "Clash of Civilizations", Tierra del Fuego, Chile
XVI Marc Ferrez Photography Award 2021 with 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)