1987, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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

His projects have been recognized worldwide.

“Recent Blindness” - Estacao Imagem 2014 Award

“Roof” - Magnum 30 Under 30 Award

“Talibes: Modern Day Slaves” - World Press Photo 2016, Picture Of the Year 2016, Magnum Photography Awards 2016, Estacao Imagem Award 2016.

“Living Among What’s Left Behind” – World Press Photo 2019.

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

HE’S THE AUTHOR OF TWO BOOKS:

TALIBES MODERN DAY SLAVES, FOTOEVIDENCE, 2016

LIVING AMONG WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND, NOMAD AND FOTOEVIDENCE, 2019