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Mario Cruz (Portugal)

1987, Lisbon, Portugal
Mario Cruz studied Photojournalism at Cenjor - Professional School of Journalism. In 2006 he started to cooperate with LUSA – Portuguese News Agency / EPA – European Pressphoto Agency. Since 2012 he’s been focused on his personal projects dedicated to social injustice and human rights issues:  “Recent Blindness” - Winner of Estacao Imagem 2014 Award
“Roof” - Winner of Magnum 30 Under 30 Award
“Talibes, Modern Day Slaves” - Winner of World Press Photo 2016 - Contemporary Issues - 1st Prize Stories;                                                 - POYi 2016 - Issue Reporting Picture Story;                                                - Winner of Estacao Imagem 2016 Award His work has been published in Newsweek, The New York Times, International New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, El Pais, CTXT and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.