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Mario Macilau

Mario Macilau (1984, Maputo/Mozambique) started his journey as photographer in 2003 and engaged to professional level when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007, he specializes in long-term projects focus on living and environmental condition over the time. As documentary photographer he strives on the theme of positive change across different cultures, locations and perspectives, in his home country he use to confronting the realism of power, environment and cultural heritage that affect the socially isolated groups and issues that define our times.
Macilau shows his work regularly in nationals and internationals exhibitions and recently he has been included at: Pan African group exhibition at the Biennale of African Photography in Bamako 2011 where he won the crossing point residence that has been held in France at les Rencontres D'arles 2012 from Fondation Blachère, he was one of the 5 finalist of 7th edition of BESphoto 2011 in Portugal where his work has been showed at CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém and at Pinacoteca de Estado de Sao Paulo in Brazil, in 2011, he exhibited at VI Chobi Mela Photo Festival in Bangladesh 2011, the photo spring in Beijing, china 2011, Lagos Photo I and II edition, The KLM in Malasya, his work has been exhibited also at the Belgium Assembly during the European day when he won the second prize at the Young ACP Photographer’s Competition in 2010, he won the VISA POUR LA CREATION 2012 from the French Institute, he won the first prize from the Protection Project in Washiton DC 2012, the prize from EVTZ Foundation in Germany, the Santa Lucia Award in Spain 2011, the AECID Award for creation in 2011, he won the talent prize from France Embassy in Maputo in 2011, the TDM Bienal in Maputo and more... He lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique.

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