About

Mário Cruz

Portugal

Mário Cruz was born in 1987, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Cruz is  an independent photographer focused on social injustice and human rights issues. 

He studied photojournalism at Cenjor -  Professional School of Journalism and in 2006, he started to cooperate with LUSA – Portuguese News Agency / EPA – European Pressphoto Agency. 

“Recent Blindness” (Winner of Estacao Imagem Mora 2014 Award), “Roof” (Winner of Magnum 30 Under 30) and “Talibes, Modern Day Slaves” (Contemporary Issues first-prize winner at World Press Photo).

His work has been published in Newsweek, International New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CTXT.es and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2016 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

Mário Cruz on Social Media:
Instagram: 
@_mariocruzphoto
Twitter: @mariocruzphoto

Mário Cruz

Photo credit: Patricia de Melo Moreira