Famous Brazilian Photographers

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Sebastião Salgado
(Photojournalist, Painter, Journalist)
Sebastião Salgado
Birthdate: February 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aimorés

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian photojournalist and social documentary photographer. His photographic projects, which have appeared in numerous books and press publications, have taken him to over 120 countries. Sebastião Salgado is a recipient of several prestigious honors and awards such as the Oskar Barnack Award and Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal.

Vik Muniz
(Brazilian Artist and Photographer)
Vik Muniz
Birthdate: December 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian photographer and artist. He is best known for creating art with unconventional everyday materials like magazine clippings, dirt, tomato sauce, and chocolate syrup and then photographing them. His works have been exhibited worldwide and Muniz has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success. The 2010 documentary film Waste Land chronicles a part of his life.           

Mário de Andrade
Birthdate: October 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo
Died: February 25, 1945

One of the pioneers of the Brazilian modernist movement, Mário de Andrade introduced a signature prose style that mirrored colloquial Brazilian language. Apart from writing poems and novels, he influenced ethnomusicology. He was a skilled photographer, too. Hallucinated City remains one of his most celebrated works.

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Claudia Andujar
(Photojournalist and Activist)
Claudia Andujar
Birthdate: June 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Claudia Andujar is a Swiss-born Brazilian activist and photographer. She has achieved popularity as a photojournalist and her work has been featured on various magazines such as Realidade, Fortune, Aperture, and Life. Claudia Andujar is best known for documenting the culture of the Yanomami tribe. Her efforts to help the Yanomani people earned her a Cultural Freedom Prize in 2000.