About Paulo Amorim


 Paulo Amorim was  born in Belém, Brazil and is currently contributor to Getty Images, Imago Sport and Sipa Press. He is based in Amsterdam,Netherlands

My work centers on the daily life of people with their traditional cultures, as well as editorial and news. I am motivated by a passion for my work and  profound respect for the people I photograph.


studied photography


 1997 -  Photo Editor for  Newspaper and Magazine -    Newspaper O Estado de São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil

 1995 - New Photojournalism by Steve Hart,  New York Times  photographer – FAAP, São Paulo - Brazil

  1995 - Documentary and Photojornalism by Donna DeCesare  documentary photographer  and University of  Texa at Austin School of Journalism - FAAP, São Paulo - Brazil

 1995 - Fine Art Print in black & white  Profissional  Laboratory Kodak – Sesc Pompeia - São Paulo, Brazil

 1993 - Photojournalism  –  Federal University  of  Pará  Art's Departament – Belém - Brazil

 1991 - Documentary/Photoreportage -  PUC Pontifícia Universidade  Católica – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professional Experiences

2013-2017  - ImagoSipa Press - Getty Images  - Contributor  

2009-2014  -  Veja Magazine - Imago Sport  Contributor in Europe

2008-2011   -  El Mundo - Contributor in Lisbon,Portugal

2006-2011   - Imago Press/Sport –  stringer in Lisbon, Portugal

2004-2005   - Agence France Press - stringer in Lisbon, Portugal
 
2003-2004   -  Associated Press – stringer – Lisbon, Portugal

2000-2002   -  Agence France Presse – stringer in Belém and Amazonia, Brazil

2000-2002   -  Latinphoto - Greenpeace Amazon - Contributor

1998-2002   -  Agência Estado – Contributor in Belém and Amazonia, Brazil

1988-1998   -  Jornal O Liberal – staff photographer – Belém and Amazonia, Brazil

1991-1992   -  Veja Magazine (branch in Belém) – Contributor in Belém and Amazonia, Brazil

 

 Awards


2015 - Performance Awards of Humanity Photo Awards 2015. United Nations/UNESCO   and China Photographer Association - Beijing,China

2013 - Performance Awards of Humanity Photo Awards 2013. United Nations/UNESCO   and China Photographer Association - Beijing,China

2008-2009 - First Price Summertime by  KLM/Holland Herald Photo - The Netherlands

2000-2001 - Honorary Mention at the XXIX International Photo Contest Nikon – Tokio, Japan

1998         - 1st Price for Womens Human Rights – United Nation/UNIFEM – Lima, Peru

1997         - 1st Price and scholarship – X Award Marc Ferrez, Ministry of Culture – Funarte,  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1997         -  Finalist for the Mother Jones Intarnational Fund for Documentary/Photography - USA

1996         - Honorary Mention at the V Latin American Coloque – Havana, Cuba

1995         - Honorary Mention at the XVII Congress of World Journalism in Campos de Jordão,São Paulo, Brazil

1992-1993  - 3rd Price/Bronze XXIV International Photo Contest Nikon – Tokio, Japan

 

Individual Exhibition                


2007 - Different  Dreams – High Comission for Immigration – Lisbon-Portugal                    

2000 - Nas Mãos do Tempo (In the Hands of Time)- Museum of  Belém /MABE , and Alliance Française in São Paulo, Brazil

1998-1999 - Os Caminhos da Amazónia (Amazón Tracks ) - Belém, Lima, Peru and Paris, France

1995 - No Meio do Mundo (Middle of the World) - Belém and Salvador-Ba, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1991 - Solidão do Lugar (Loneliness of the Place) - Belém, Brazil

 

Exhibitions in Common  (among others)


2008  - Fussball Mundial -  Exhibition during the Euro 2008 Soccer Championship  Olten,Switzerland                             

2008 - Arco 2008 Contemporary Brazilian Photography – Madrid, Spain

2007 -  Los Trabajos y Los Dias –  Fund. Nuevo Periodismo,Bogota -  Colombia

2006 -  Brazilian Contemporary photography – Biennalphotoliege – Liege – Belgium 

2003 -  Contemporary Photography Exb. of Pará ´80 /´90 – Belém, Brazil

2002 -  Photographers Exhibition of the Agência Estado – São Paulo, Brazil

1999 -  Amazónia Olhar Sem Fronteiras – Berlin, Germany and Quito, Equador

1998-1999 - Womens Human Rights – Lima, Quito, México and New York

1995 - Brazilian Photojournalism at the II Bienal of Iberapuera – São Paulo, Brazil

1995 - 46ª International Exibition of Photography Del.Mar. Faiground Association - San Diedo,California-USA

 

Photographies in Archives


 - National Library of Rio de Janeiro

 - Museu da Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (Modern Art Museum)

-  Fundação Bienal de São Paulo (Bienal Foundation)

-  Mother Jones Foundation, Eugene Smith – USA

-  World Press Photo – Amsterdam, Netherlands

 - Joaquim Paiva´s personal photography collection (Brazil)

-  Funart - Ministery of Culture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

-  Mabe - Art Museum in Belém, Brazil