Man and Earth
Clash of Civilizations
Around (and Inside) of Mosul
Summer in the South of the Planet
Featured in National Geographic's 2023 Pictures of the Year
It is an honor to have a photo from the "Finding Darwin" expedition, funded by the National Geographic Society, chosen as the "Picture of the Year 2023" among thousands of powerful images by talented colleagues. Here is the story behind the photo. When I proposed to NatGeo to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in Patagonia, I knew exactly what I was doing. It took...
Nov 17, 2023
Portrait winner of Portrait of Humanity by The British Journal of Photography!
I am so excited to be able to share this great news with my followers! One of the portraits from the series " Black Lancers " that I did for National Geographic Brasil last year is one of the winners of the Portrait of Humanity promoted by The British Journal of Photography and is featured in the book that has just been released. Valéria Barcellos is a multidisciplinary...
Mar 10, 2023
"Clash of Civilizations" was featured in Viewfinder, the Quarterly Journal of LSI - Leica Society International
My story "Clash of Civilizations" was featured in Viewfinder, the Quarterly Journal of LSI - Leica Society International in 8 pages that narrate the story of the meeting between hunter-gatherers and European farmers at the End of the World, Patagonia, Chile. This project was supported by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Nov 14, 2022
Festival Gabo 2022: Finalist!!!
I'm really thrilled to share with you that my work on the Selk'nam ethnicity in Patagonia - and which had the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - is a finalist for the most important journalism award in Latin America, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award! Category: photography. Conoce a los nominados del Premio Gabo 2022 Estos son los mejores 40 trabajos...
Oct 4, 2022
I am really thrilled to become a National Geographic Explorer!
I am really thrilled to become a National Geographic Explorer! I'm grateful to NGS and all National Geographic contributors for believing in my work. With the support of the National Geographic Society, I will go to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego to retrace the paths that the great scientist Charles Darwin took to make the greatest scientific discovery in history: The Origin of...
Sep 23, 2022
Portrait series "Black Lancers" featured in National Geographic
My most recent work with a series of portraits of black Brazilian personalities recalls the episode of the Porongos massacre, a sad chapter in the longest civil war in Brazilian history. See more in National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographicbrasil.com/historia/2022/06/lanceiros-negros-projeto-resgata-historia-de-escravizados-traidos-na-revolucao-farroupilha
Jun 24, 2022
Carrara Marble, the fate of a land in dust. Featured in Radar Magazine (Italy).
May 13, 2022
Interview for Leica Camera Blog
Leica invited me for a talk about my latest project "Clash of Civilizations" which was made in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego about the Selk'nam ethnicity. I tell how the idea came about, the preparations and the impacts for the stakeholders. And I also tell you a little secret: my next expedition. https://www.leica-camera.blog/2022/03/28/clash-of-civilizations-2/
Mar 30, 2022
XXII International Biennial Art of Cerveira
Happy to share with you that two works of mine from the series “Man and Earth” were selected for the XXII International Biennial Art of Cerveira, in Portugal, which will take place between July 16th and December 31st, 2022. “Man and Earth” is a documentary and artistic exploration. A long-term project that aims to research, witness and document an important issue in...
Mar 9, 2022
Vist Projects: Marcio Pimenta
I was interviewed by Marcela Vallejo for Vist Projects about my longterm visual project about the Selk'nam ethnic group in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Enjoy! Karokynka: el viaje a la última tierra - Vist Projects Vistprojects.com
Feb 12, 2022
Living a dream
Extremely happy to share with you the news that has come to me. I'm living a dream that started when I watched Jacques Costeau wearing that red hat. I was accepted as an international fellow and am now part of an extraordinary family of explorers from the historic The Explorers Club! For the past 114 years, the club has been dedicated to advancing field research, scientific exploration,...
Dec 16, 2021
La vera storia dei Selknam, indigeni della Terra del Fuoco che oggi devono dimostrare di esistere | RADAR Magazine
Dopo la scoperta dello Stretto di Magellano, coloni e contadini europei arrivarono nella Terra del Fuoco e sterminarono gli indigeni Selknam. Considerati estinti dai libri di storia e dalle leggi dei vincitori, i sopravvissuti rivendicano la propria esistenza e oggi lottano per essere riconosciuti. View on radarmagazine.net ↗
Dec 3, 2021
NYTimes: "First Autonomous Nation in the Amazon, Wampis Face Climate Change" in Peru
Opinion | The Climate Summit Has Me Very Energized, and Very Afraid Much of the world wouldn’t make sacrifices to fight Covid, so why think it will to stop climate change? Nytimes.com
Nov 20, 2021
NPR: My long-term project, "Man and Earth"
A beautiful piece about Songs and Pictures For Climate Change: A Playlist for the Planet "Man and Earth" is a documentary and artistic exploration. A long-term project, which is underway - as well as the results and impacts of climate change - and which aims to research, and document an important issue in times of emergency climate: the relationship between human beings and...
Nov 11, 2021
"Man and Earth" shortlisted in World Report Award!
I'm very happy to be shortlisted at World Report Award - Documenting Humanity 2021 in the Spotlight Category with my work about climate change. "Man and Earth – South America Chapter" is a documentary and artistic exploration. A long-term project, which is underway - as well as the results and impacts of climate change - and which aims to research, witness and document an...
Jul 7, 2021
Capturing the revival of the Yazidi community
Interview I gave to journalist Rachel Hagan, from Huck Magazine, about my first photo book, "Yazidis". Capturing the revival of the Yazidi community A new photography book captures the intimate moments of the Yazidi people's return to their ancestral home in northern Iraq.
Oct 15, 2020
PX3 - Prix de la Photographie 2020
I'm glad for my work "The rainforest at the crossroads" receive this year's second prize Prix de la Photographie 2020 PX3 in the category Press / Nature / Environmental. Thank you Pulitzer Center for support my work. PX3 2020 Winner - The Rainforest at the crossroads Deforestation can lead to a situation where the forest can no longer regenerate due to the scale...
Sep 21, 2020
I'm very pleased to announce my new book, "Yazidis". This book is about a story of dignity and survival. A story I covered in Iraq in 2016 and 2017. The Yazidi people were one of those who suffered the most during the occupation of the Islamic State. His women were kidnapped, made sex slaves and sold as commodities. With the advance of forcing Kurds and Iraqis, Islamic State lost...
Sep 18, 2020
Today the UN remembers the day to combat desertification. In partnership with journalist Liana Melo, we produced this report on desertification in Brazil as a result of human activities. Human activity resulting in water scarcity, landscape changes and feedback loops in the climate system play a key role in intensification, propagation & persistence of #drought risk...
Jun 17, 2020
OpenWalls Arles 2020!
I’m happy to share with you that this photo from my long-term series: "Man and Earth", about climate change and our relationship with geography, was one of those selected by the British Journal of Photography for the exhibition Open Walls Arles 2020 which will take place in Arles, France, between June 26 and September 5, 2020. "Man and The Earth – Latin America and...
Jun 9, 2020
A sad day for Samba
A sad day for samba. One of the icons of samba in Brazil, the singer and composer from Bahia Riachão died on Monday (30), at 98 years of age. In 2016, during a trip to Salvador, Bahia, I had the opportunity to meet Riachão at his home. We spent an entire morning talking about his greatest passions: life, samba, women and their families. Riachão wrote and sang classics like...
Apr 1, 2020
Deforestation. Amazon featured on ZEIT
My last work about deforestation in Amazon rainforest was featured on ZEIT. Marcio Pimenta | Photographer, Tear Sheets Editorial work by photographer Marcio Pimenta
Dec 5, 2019
Photojournalism of the Year
I’m so happy to be on the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting list “Photojournalism of the Year”, 2019. Working on the issue of climate change has been a great effort and a great achievement. Thanks to Pulitzer Center and National Geographic for the confidence in my work. In 2020 we will have great challenges. 2019: A Year in Photos A look back at 2019,...
Dec 3, 2019
The traditional French magazine Society has published on its cover a photo of my work on the Amazon fires. "In the heart of the Amazon" is the highlight of the magazine.
Sep 5, 2019
"Stress Nexus" is featured in CNN's discussion on climate change with Democratic presidential candidates.
CNN will host a discussion of the climate crisis on September 4 with 10 Democratic candidates for the US presidential race. To promote the event, CNN selected the work of 10 photographers who show that the topic is urgent. " Stress Nexus ", my authorial project, was one of the chosen for reflection. I am honored that this work - in progress - has been chosen to be alongside...
Sep 2, 2019
Tha Amazon rainforest in fire. My latest work about climate change. For El País Brazil with support by the Rainforest Journalist Fund, in association with the Pulitzer Center. Galeria de fotos: Um sobrevoo pela Amazônia que arde Neste sábado, o EL PAÍS sobrevoou áreas do Acre e do sul...
Aug 27, 2019
In the last three weeks I have been traveling through the Amazon in part of the Brazilian territory. This trip is part of my project "Stress Nexus", which aims to document the relationship of man to geographic space. One of the photos I took was published by actor Leonardo DiCaprio in his personal account on Instagram. The image and subtitle show that deforestation in Brazil is...
Jul 21, 2019
RosÃ¢ngela, one of the children kidnapped by military families in the dictatorship
Brazil is experiencing a delicate moment and sees its democracy being threatened by a far-right government. The newspaper El País highlighted last Sunday my work with the reporter Joana Oliveira on children who were kidnapped by military families in the years of the dictatorship for forced adoption. The fate of the original families of these people is unknown....
Apr 3, 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio highlights in his Instagram my project on climate change, "Stress Nexus"
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio highlights in his Instagram my project on climate change, "Stress Nexus". Leonardo DiCaprio on Instagram: “#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Marcio Pimenta @marpimenta for @everydayclimatechange Misol Morales (7 years old) plays the…” 231.1k Likes, 1,169 Comments - Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on...
Apr 1, 2019
First Autonomous Nation in the Amazon, Wampis Face Climate Change
My latest work about climate change, in Peru, Amazonas was featured in National Geographic . Thanks in particular to the Pulitzer Center for their full support to cover this story. First Autonomous Nation in the Amazon, Wampis Face Climate Change In Peru, 15,000 Indigenous Wampis have declared autonomy from the central...
Mar 6, 2019
New work on The Wall Street Journal 'The Rush of Bodysurfing in Rio: A Traveler's Guide'
I'm pleased to share my latest work for The Wall Street Journal : The Rush of Bodysurfing in Rio: A Traveler’s Guide The steeliest surfers in Rio de Janeiro forgo the board. To follow suit, don a pair of fins and jump in head first.
Feb 11, 2019
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