Ricardo Funari

Ricardo Funari

Ricardo Funari, 47, is a Rio de Janeiro based photojournalist and
documentary photographer shooting environmental and social issues all
over Brazil since 1989. Some recent stories covered: Amazon gold mining,
Brazilian ethanol, Contemporary Slavery, Cattle raising in Amazon,
drought refugees of Brazilian Sertao. Some clients: Greenpeace, The
Guardian, National Geographic Traveler, The National Bank of Belgium
Museum and Anti-Slavery International. Ricardo graduated in Journalism
and studied digital photography at the Center for Creative Imaging ( USA
). He is also a photo educator and teaches at Imagens do Povo, a
photography school addressed to Rio de Janeiro favelas young dwellers,
motivating them to photograph the life in their communities with a
different approach usually stressed by the mainstream media.

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