Lalo de Almeida
Lalo studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy . He began working as a photojournalist for small agencies in Milan, covering Police work in the city . Later, he worked covering domestic and international events such the war in the former Yugoslavia.
Back in Brazil, he woked for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, the weekly news magazine Veja and has worked for 23 years as a photographer for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo .
In addition to his work for the newspaper, he has also been working on documentary projects such “O Homem e a Terra” (“The Man and the Land”) concerning traditional populations in Brazil, which was awarded the first prize in the International Biennial of Photography in Curitiba in 1996 and won the Fundação Conrado Wessel Award in 2007.
He is the photographer of the book “Nas Asas do Correio Aéreo” (“Flying with the airmail service”) published in 2002 .
In 2012, Lalo won the XII Marc Ferrez Award from the National Arts Foundation (FUNARTE) to prepare a project concerning the social impacts caused by the construction of the hydro-electric power plant of Belo Monte in the Xingu river.
This photo essay also won the Fundação Conrado Wessel Award 2013, and the multimidia produced with these pictures and published by Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, won the Grande Prêmio Folha de Jornalismo, Grande Prêmio José de Alencar, WASH Media Awards in Sweden and the award of Excelencia Periodistica (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa).
In 2017, his photo essay about the victims of the Zika virus won the second place at the World Press Photo.
Currently, in addition to contributing on a regular basis to the Folha de S. Paulo in the fields of photography and video, Lalo has been reporting, since 2005, for The New York Times.