BIO

 
In 2019, João Pompeu became the first Latin American ambassador of the Tokina lenses. He is a member of the ABCclick photoclub (Brazil) and the Spanish Association of Nature Photographers (AEFONA). His ongoing mid- and long-term photographic projects are dedicated to promoting biodiversity, ecosystem and cultural conservation.

Artistic curriculum

Books

2023 Mer: 100 photos pour la libertè de la presse – Reporters Sans Frontières, Paris (France)

2022 Ocean Photographer of the Year Table Book – Oceanographic Magazine, London (UK)

Selected group exhibitions

2024 Xposure 2024 (United Arab Emirates)

2023 77th Bristol International Salon of Photography, Bristol (UK)

2023 Museo Pinacoteca San Francesco, Città di San Marino (San Marino)

2023 5th International Exhibition of Photography, Lisboa (Portugal)

2023 XXIII Bienal de arte fotográfica brasileira em cores, Salvador (Brasil)

2022 10º Salão Nacional de Arte Fotográfica, Pinacoteca Municipal, São Caetano do Sul (Brasil)

2022 Agroecologia, trabalho, direito de existir: a luta das famílias do Acampamento Marielle Vive!, Espaço Estação Cultura, Campinas (Brasil)

2021 ArtLab Photo, São Paulo (Brasil)

Photo Stories

2024 the Iberian lynx´s silent spring – Current Conservation (printed – issue 18.1)

2024 O Fim da História – FotoDoc (online)

2023 Cradle of the waters –  Revolve Magazine (Brussels)

2023 Como se fosse um prefácio – FotoDoc Festival (online)

2021 Mountains from Rio de Janeiro – Kenko Filters assignment (online)

2021 Scenes from the Basque coast – Tokina Lenses assignment (online)  

2020 Festa da Partilha – MST (online)

Photo Features

2024 Cleaning up joint effort – Sea Shepherd (Brazil)

2023 Best February Photos – National Geographic (Italy)

2022 Hall of Fame – Landscape Photography Magazine n. 140 (UK)

2020 Historic Photographer of the Year – History Hit (UK)

2019 Sua Foto (Your Shot) – National Geographic (Brasil)

Selected awards

2023 Honorable mention Street Night Shot – Paris International Street Photography Awards (PISPA), Paris (France)

2023 Premio Turismo e Svago (Best Tourism and Travel Photo) – 32° Concorso Fotografico Internazionale della Repubblica di San Marino, Città di San Marino (San Marino)

2023 Diploma IS –  Exhibition “ICE SALON  2023’’, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2023 Nordic Society of Photography Ribbon –  13th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art, Bodø (Norway)

2022 Best Biodiversity Photo – Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Photo Contest, Cartagena (Colombia)

2022 Human Connection award finalist – Ocean Photographer of the Year, London (UK)

2022 Finalist – Grande Premio Fotografe 2022,  São Paulo (Brasil)

2021 Finalist – Olhares além da fronteira – PUC/MG (Brasil/Guiné-Bissau)

2021 Finalist – Soluciones Naturales que Inspiran –  Red Latinoamericana de Cooperación Técnica en Parques Nacionales, otras Áreas Protegidas, Flora y Fauna Silvestres (RedParques)

2020 Honorable Mention – Brasília Photo Show, Brasília (Brasil)

Community

2024 – present The NeverRest Project

2024 – present Brazilian Confederation of Photography (CONFOTO)

2023 – 2023 Member of the International Jury team for Wiki Loves Earth 2023 – Human Rights and Environment nomination

2023 – present AEFONA/Spanish Association of Nature Photographers (Spain)

2022 – present Photoclub ABCclick (Brazil)

2021 – 2023 Colectivo SoloFoto (Spain)

2020 – 2020 Guest curator of the Everyday Everywhere Project

2019 – present Tokina lenses ambassador

Education

2023 Art Models for the Earth System – Short term course, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (Spain) – 16h

2023 Drone for conservation, Sea Shepherd Brasil (online) – 3h

2022 Visual narratives and photobooks, Editora Origem – 42h

2021 Environmental photography, SESC São Paulo – 8h

2021 Curadoria em foco, Imagem Brasil gallery, online – 30h

2019 Nature photography workshop with Araquém Alcântara, Serra da Canastra (MG/Brasil) – 40h

Critics

24/12/2023 Paris International Street Photography Awards 2023 photo contest

01/12/2022 David Doubilet, National Geographic Photographer, on my “Forza” photograph

29/11/2022 LensCulture Review on the Tierras Yermas project

 25/10/2022 Expansion.comLa Fuerza del Mar  (Fuera de Serie)

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