Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
The most important thing in the world is to have sensitivity, If you don't have it, you shouldn't pick the camera up, you shouldn't get on the airplane, and you shouldn't stand in front of dying and injured people.
— Don McCullin
A Bit About Me
Mauro Pimentel has been a staff photojournalist at Agence France-Presse (AFP) based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 2017. Before that, he was a freelance photojournalist for Associated Press, Folha de São Paulo, Estadao, El País, Veja, and UOL. Mr. Pimentel has covered many stories, such as Nelson Mandela’s funeral, the Brumadinho Dam collapse, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the long protest uprising against corruption in Brazil between 2013 and 2014.
Since the first cases of Covid-19, he has focused on covering stories that show the impact of the pandemic on Brazilian society in relationship other major social and environmental issues that have been a long time problem in Brazil. His multimedia project, “Stray Bullets” is an intimate portrait of relatives and victims of violence in Rio de Janeiro. This project was awarded the 5th Petrobras Journalism Award, was a finalist for the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award, and won second place at WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards LATAM.
2021 | 43th Vladimir Herzog Journalist Award | Honorable Mention | Best Photography
2018 | 5th Petrobras Journalism Award | Winner | Sustainability and Social Issues
2018 | 40th Vladimir Herzog Journalist Award | Honorable Mention | Best Photography
2018 | Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award | Festival Gabo | Finalist | Innovation Category
2018 | WAN-IFRA | Digital Media Awards LATAM 2018 | Second Place | Data Visualization
2017 | POY LATAM | Third Place Sports Individual | 2016 Paralympic Games
2015 | Capture Corruption: Global Photo Competition of Transparency International
2016 | 17th IACC Young Journalist Initiative
2013 | Winner | Tim Lopes Investigative Journalism