I am a Brazilian-American photographer based in New York. My work focuses on different cultures, environmental issues, and social change. I believe in the power of photography to change lives. What most fascinates me as a photographer is to have the power to show people something they've never seen before. I often find these things in life's simple moments.
The way I capture moments represents the way how I was raised, learning to respect nature and its magnitude. Being raised in this environment gave me the power to see life in a different way, and it empowered my photography with the beauty of simplicity.
The art of capturing moments has the power to transport people to a different place and time. It's about bringing the unknown to those who could not be part of that specific time in space.
Americas Society / Council of the Americas - July 2014 - "Esperança Terena: A Photographic Lens into One of Brazil's Indigenous Communities"
Brazilian Consulate in New York - August 2014 - "Esperança Terena: A Photographic Lens into One of Brazil's Indigenous Communities"
Espasso Gallery in New York - September-November 2014 - "Esperança Terena: A Photographic Lens into One of Brazil's Indigenous Communities"
DreamBox in Brooklyn - 2016 - Part of a group exhibition with three photograph of "Esperança Terena"
Natura Brasil store - 2017 - Natutama, New York.
B&H store - 2017 - Natutama lecture, New York
Espasso Gallery in TriBeCa - 2018 - Natutama - Collaboration with Carlos Motta for the launching of his new collection for Espasso in TriBeCa
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." - Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dioum