Mário Cruz (Portugal)

1987, Lisbon, Portugal
Mário 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 Estaçao 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 Estação Imagem 2016 Award

“Living Among What’s Left Behind”
– Winner of World Press Photo 2019 – Environment – 3rd Prize Singles
– Winner of Estação Imagem 2019 Award – Environment – 1st Prize

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.


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