Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leonardo Wen is a Brazilian independent photographer specialized in documentary photography, photojournalism, portrait and corporate work. He has lived in Brasília, São Paulo, Madrid, London and Lima. He’s now based in Rio de Janeiro.
Nowadays he collaborates with foreign media such as Sipa Press (French photo agency), NRC Handelsblad and Volkskrant (Dutch daily newspapers), Die Zeit (German newspaper) and El País (Spanish newspaper). His major Brazilian clients are Abril, Globo and Trip Editorials, the three main magazine publishers.
He worked as a staff photojournalist for Folha de S.Paulo, the most influential Brazilian newspaper, where he still collaborates. He has also worked as a cameraman for the Spanish producer Maresia Media, filming and editing news and documentaries.
His main academic achievements include a Master in documentary photography at the London College of Communication (2008). In Madrid, Spain, he studied and worked for EFE news agency as a photographer and journalist (2011). He also lived in Lima, Peru (2015), studying a master in contemporary photography.
Apart from his editorial work, Leonardo Wen has also been developing his personal projects in photography. In 2008 he released his first book, “MetaBrasília”. In 2011 he released a second one called “Apto – the modern housing of Brasília”. Both of them are about his hometown and were sponsored by public funds.
For his editorial and corporate work, please access: www.estudiolunes.com.br
For his artistic portfolio and complete CV, please look at: www.leonardowen.com
2016 - 9º FotoFest (Int. Photo Festival of Porto Alegre), 2015 - FELIFA - Buenos Aires Photobook Fair (Argentina), 2015 - Repsol / Lima Photo Award (Peru), 2012 - XII Marc Ferrez Photo Prize (Brazilian fund), 2010 - XI Marc Ferrez Photo Prize (Brazilian fund), 2009 - The Best of Brazilian Photography 2008/2009
- Breaking news
- Video capture