I am a Brazilian born American photographer with a Masters Degree in Photography from New York University and a B.A. in Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. I am the winner of the Prix Photo Web 2012 promoted by the Chamber of Commerce France - Brazil, the French Embassy in Brazil and the Alliance FranÃ§aise in Rio de Janeiro . I travel the world and specialize in ethnographic subject matters such as peoples and cultures outside the mainstream of Western civilization.
Since 1995 I have been working on a photographic documentation project about the Yanomami Indians in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. My work with that vanishing Stone Age tribe has generated three thematic exhibitions. The first gallery showing called "Yanomami: The Last Days of Eden" opened in Strasbourg, France in 1998 and received good reviews in the local newspapers. Three others followed in the United States; the first in the spring of 2000 called "Yanomami: Amazon Stone Age Survivors" at Taranto Gallery in Chelsea, New York City which was reprised in March 2004 at the Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts gallery in downtown Binghamton, New York. Another version of that show called "Yanomami: Children of Eden" was installed in the fall of 2001 at the Hillwood Art Museum in Brookville in the C.W. Post campus of the Long Island University in New York. In July 2011 I produced my first exhibition in Brazil entitled "New York Street Scenes" in the ACBEU art gallery in Salvador, Bahia which received glowing reviews from the local press. That show is currently touring the country.
My photographs have been widely published throughout the world. A seven image photo essay has been printed in Newsweek as well as multiple photo spreads in Time Magazine, Science Magazine and the Boston Globe. My work has also appeared in the New York Times, The New York Post, Newsday, Gannett Newspapers, Asahi Shimbun (Japan), Veja Magazine (Brazil) and Geo Lino Magazine (Germany).
My commercial clients include UNICEF, The Ford Foundation, United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Greenpeace, Bloomberg L.P., among others.
I have been based in New York City since 1986 and in Salvador, Brazil since 2010. I have been travelling the world working on personal and commissioned projects.
For more information please google my name or visit my website www.antoniomari.com