Journalist and photographer dedicated to the documentation of nature and the Brazilian people. He has published over 40 books, won over 30 national awards, and held over 70 exhibitions. He was the first photographer to document all Brazilian national parks.
He studied journalism at the University of Santos.
In 2009 he was awarded the Medal of Military Merit for his services to the culture of Brazil.
His parents are Manuel and Maria Rosa.
In 2018 he had an exhibition with photographer Sebastiao Salgado.