He was born on 8th February 1944 in Aimores, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Originally starting off as an economist he then switched to photography as a profession, originally starting off in news journalism and then to documentary. He has worked on many books and various projects over the years, his latest one being Genisis. A project dedicated to landscapes.
I really like his work as I think he captures a side of documentary photography which is very different to other photographers. As he works mainly in black and white he expects his audience to see the colour in the photograph, translating it in their own way. His photographs are often dramatic and full of an energy which I find very inspiring.
I have always enjoyed photography, and capturing emotions and memories through a still image. However, something I have recently become more interested in is documentary photography. I like the fact that photos are taken without people knowing, so true emotions are captured. As the minute you say to someone that you have a camera or are going to take a photo their whole demeanor changes and you no longer get a natural and genuine smile or emotion.