Marcio Pimenta


Journalism Fund

Marcio Pimenta is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller who focuses on human and sociocultural issues, identity and climate change. Based in the South of Brazil.

His work was featured in multiple print and online publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and El País. He is a member of Everyday Climate Change and The Explorers Club.

He has received numerous awards for his environmental reporting. In 2016 and 2017 was in Iraq to cover the war against the Islamic State and the rebirth of the Yazidis women. This worked resulted in his first photo book, published in 2020, Yazidis.

In 2018 he visited Antarctica for the first time and has since been dedicated to documenting the relationship of society with its geography and its own history, in identities, traditions and economic and cultural manifestations. It is documenting the contemporary societies of the world that will suffer from climate change before they can adapt. Rory Peck Trust Grantee. Pulitzer Center Grantee.