Bio 

Marcio Pimenta is a photographer, explorer and visual storyteller 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, New York Times and El País. 

He is a International Fellow Member of Explorers Club and member of Everyday Climate Change.

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".

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. It is documenting the contemporary societies of the world that will suffer from climate change before they can adapt. 

Rory Peck Trust Grantee. Pulitzer Center Grantee.

Represented by Redux Pictures.

Books

Yazidis, 2020. Photo Book. Hard Cover. 88 pages. ISBN: 978-65-991632-0-3
Publisher: Artisan Raw Books.

Awards

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

Exhibitions

"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

Education

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

Marcio Pimenta | Photographer

Marcio Pimenta is a freelance photographer and journalist based in the South of Brazil.
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