Luisa Dörr


Luisa Dörr is a Brazilian photographer whose work focuses mainly on the feminine human landscape. Through her storytelling, she uses the portrait as a vehicle to tell narratives and explore the complexity of human nature and femininity.

Dörr's photographs have been published in TIME Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times, PDN, GEO, Wired, among many others. Her work has been exhibited in Brazil, the United States, Spain, France, Portugal, England and Russia. In 2015, Luisa Dörr was selected for LensCulture Emerging Talent. In 2018, she won POYi Documentary Project of the Year, ‘FIRSTS’ for TIME Magazine and Magenta Flash Forward Award with the story ‘Maysa.’ In 2019, she won the 3rd prize in the Portraits, stories category of the annual World Press Photo Contest with ‘Falleras.’

Based in Bahia, Brazil, Dörr is currently working on projects related to women and cultural traditions. Parallel to these projects, she photographs for assignments worldwide.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2016 Joop Swart Masterclass participant
2019 World Press Photo Contest winner
2021 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Luisa Dörr on Social Media: 
Instagram: @luisadorr

Luisa Dörr

Photo credit: Saul Tiff