Gabriela Biló


Gabriela Biló is a photographer based in Brasília, Brazil. She majored in journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), in São Paulo, and has since worked for news outlets in Brazil, such as O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo, where she covers the Federal Government and the President on a daily basis.

Throughout her career, Biló has documented Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Brazil, the 2013 protests (and the ensuing presidential impeachment in 2016), the Zika virus epidemic, the Venezuelan immigrant crisis, forest fires in the Amazon, Jair Bolsonaro’s government, and the coup attempt on 8 January 2023, among many other subjects.

In 2020, she was awarded both Female Photojournalist of the Year and the Vladimir Herzog Honorable Mention for her work in politics. In the same year, Biló was the cover of Marie Claire magazine alongside other journalists in recognition of her work during the pandemic. In 2021, she was once again awarded Female Photojournalist of the Year.

In 2023, as a result of a decade-long career documenting the new rise of the extreme-right in Brazil, she published the photography book A Verdade Vos Libertará (The Truth Shall Set You Free) which led to an exhibition with photographic installations at the Brasilia Art Museum (MAB).

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest winner

Gabriela Biló on Social Media:
Instagram: @gabriela.bilo

Gabriela Biló
Portrait credit: Sergio Lima