Lalo de Almeida


Lalo de Almeida (1970) studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy where he began working as a photojournalist for small agencies covering daily news. 

He later covered domestic and international events including the war in the former Yugoslavia. Upon returning to Brazil, he joined the newspaper Folha de São Paulo where he worked for 25 years while producing other documentary projects including ‘The Man and the Land’ concerning traditional Brazilian populations and their relationship with the environment.

From 2010, Lalo began producing short video documentaries and multimedia narratives creating a series of internationally awarded projects including ‘A World of Walls’, ‘The Battle of Belo Monte’ and ‘The Climate Crisis’, among others.

In 2012 Lalo won the XII Marc Ferrez Award from the National Arts Foundation to produce a project concerning the social impacts of the construction of the Belo Monte hydro-electric power plant in the Xingu river in Brazil. 

His essay on Zika virus victims was awarded in the 2017 World Press Photo Content, Contemporary Issues and the video produced won first prize at POY Latam in the short videos category. In 2019, his project ‘Amazonian Dystopia’ was a finalist for the Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. 

Since 2020, Lalo has been represented by Panos Pictures.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2017 Photo Contest

Lalo de Almeida on Social Media:
Instagram: @lalodealmeida

Lalo de Almeida

Image credit: Gabriel Cabral