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Curriculum Vitae

Luiz Santos

British/Brazilian 25/07/1968 A: Flat 9 - Truro House Westbourne Park Road W2 5UY - London T: 00 44 (0) 7733266863 E: W:

Personal Information

Luiz Santos

I am a documentary photographer and have been working independently for some years producing stories in Brazil, the Middle East, The EUA, Europe and Africa. I am the recipient of the Endframe Award - Promoted by The British Journal of Photography/Nikon and have exhibited consistently in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and China. My work has been published by a number of magazines in the UK and in Brazil, and was selected by the Royal Photographic Society for the International Print Exhibition/2005. I also took part in the book Brazilian Knots – produced by the Brazilian Embassy in London. My latest story was produced in Malta where I photographed, interviewed (audio-recorded) African refugees and Maltese officials. At the present I am dealing with the publication of The Book Of The Gods – a self financed project, which took five years to complete, and involved many trips to Brazil and Nigeria. The book is a study of the Yoruba religious culture and its influences in Brazil. I have been working in close collaboration with John Easterby – former Head of Archives for the London office of Magnum Photos. I am interested in cross media (audio, video, still photographs, slide shows). I am proficient in the use of 35mm systems (analogue and digital) as well as Medium Format cameras (especially 6X6), which I use for portraits. I speak fluent Portuguese, English and Italian and I can communicate well in Spanish. My work is around and about the human condition. I care.

Brief Biography/Statement

I was born in Brazil in 25.07.68 and migrated to Europe some fifteen years a go. I lived in Italy for the first five years after my arrival and moved to the United Kingdom, where I have been living since then.

Certificate: Photojournalism Tower Hamlets College/London 2001 Certificate: English Language Cambridge University/1999 Degree: Economic Studies Catholic University of Salvador/Brazil/1992 Other Courses: Exhibition Photographic Printing City & Guilds/2000 Art of Black and White City & Guilds/2000 Photographing People City & Guilds/2000 Photography I London Open College Network/1999 Photography II London Open College Network/1999 Languages Portuguese (mother tongue) English: Understanding (reading and listening) Speaking Writing Italian: Understanding (reading and listening) Speaking Writing (basic) Spanish: Understanding (reading and listening) Speaking (intermediate)

Education, Training, Languages & Other Skills

Masters Degree: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography London College of Communication/United Kingdom 2007

Digital Photography - 35mm cameras Scanning Audio recording for interviews Video recording Slide shows presentations Software: Photoshop (photo editing/retouching) GarageBand (audio editing) i-Movie (video editing) InDesign (design and layout) Soundslides (slide presentations)

Education, Training, Languages & Other Skills

Analogue Photography - 35mm and Medium Format (6x6) cameras

Cockle Pickers/Fishermen Bahia/Brazil 2001 - 2007

All Saints Of Bahia - 2006 Gallery 32 - Brazilian Embassy London Fighting For God - 2005 The Spitz Gallery London

COLLECTIVE Inspired - 2009 The British Museum London The Printspace - 2008 London London College of Communication - 2007 London Smethwick Photographic Society - 2006 Oldbury Dimbola Lodge - 2006 Isle of Wight Royal United Hospital - 2005 Bath Aberystwyth Arts Centre - 2005 Aberystwyth - Wales University of Ulster - 2005 Riverside Theatre Coleraine, N Ireland

Exhibitions, Awards and Publications


British Journal of Photography/Nikon Winner

The Royal Photographic Society/2005 148th International Print Exhibition Shortlisted (two images)

African Refugee Malta/2008

Exhibitions, Awards and Publications

Endframe Award/2005

The Royal Photographic Society Catalogue 2005 Brazilian Knots - Brazilian Embassy in London F2 Magazine Professional Photographer Brazilian News Express News Jungle Drums Magazine Leros Magazine Photomagazine Revista NuOlhar BrasilNet Magazine

On Course The Book of the Gods A five years long self-financed study of the Yoruba religious practices in Nigeria and its influence on the Brazilian religious landscape.

Exhibitions, Awards and Publications

British Journal of Photography

Refugee Crisis Malta/2008

Refugee Crisis: The Cook The Police Chief The Dispossessed Malta/2008

Slums, Landfills and People Brazil/2006

Nigerian Tradesman Osogbo/Nigeria 2007

Harvest Pernambuco/Brazil 2001

References available upon request

Luiz Santos' Curriculum Vitae  

Luiz Santos' Curriculum Vitae