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I am a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist based in Vancouver, Canada. My passion for nature and the visual arts led me to a photography career while I still lived in Rio de Janeiro.


When I was growing up, I used to express myself by drawing comic strips and cartoons, and creating visual stories became a hobby. After many years of drawing, I got used to the frame format, and transitioning to photography came naturally.


Photography allowed me to explore the outdoors and meet people and places I wouldn't have otherwise. Photojournalism arrived later in my life, adding a sense of purpose to my work and allowing me to keep developing my storytelling skills.

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My work has been published by National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, The Green Gazette, Canadian Geographic, Amanhã Magazine, and other Brazilian and Canadian news outlets. Please visit my clippings page above for the stories and photos.


Bocci Ball: Light and Movement
Volpi Art Gallery, November 2003. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

24 Hours in Gávea
Jockey Club Brasileiro, July and August 2004. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Urban Spaces Off
Collective travelling exhibition, from July 2007 to March 2008. Multiple locations:
Rio de Janeiro (Oi Futuro), New York (Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center), São Paulo (Galeria Vermelha), Berlin (New Life Shop Gallery), Brasília (FotoArte Festival), and Ljubljana (FotoPub Documentary Photography Festival)

Imagens da Natureza Brasileira
Memorial dos Povos Indígenas/FotoArte Photo Festival, from December 2007 to January 2008

Natureza Coletiva
AFNatura collective travelling exhibition, from August 2012 to April 2013. Multiple locations:
Belo Horizonte (BH Zoological ParkPlaza), and Bahia (Centro Cultural

Print for sale

A fine art print from one of my portfolios is available for sale at THE COMMOTION digital gallery. Please contact the gallery for more details at peppa[@] / link below
The Road Ahead
Print size - 29" x 32" inches 
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Matte Photo Rag 
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