Toni Pires

Brazil

Biography

From the city of São Paulo, born in September, 1965

Graduated in Economics and Journalism from Unesp
Masters in visual poetics from USP
Post-graduate studies in photography at Centro Universitário SENAC
Post-graduate in Art History at Fundação Casper Líbero
During a period of fifteen years worked at Folha de S.Paulo newspaper (Brazil), as a photojournalist, coordinator of subjects, special editor.
Between 2006 and 2010, photography editor-in-chief at Folha de S.Paulo.
Between 2014 e 2016 developing photographic documentation in China, providing work for several newspapers in the world, also developing authorial projects in photography and video,
devoting himself to research and study of mobile photography and its new mechanisms of capturing and distributing images
“In my photography I try to reach my inner drawers in their most secret emotions, a true kaleidoscope of feelings inherent to viewing and to living.
The pleasure of telling stories by means of images is the great motivation of my life.”

Funded project

Education in Transition (@occupyschool)

This project aims to show how trans women educators want to not only make school and society a more inclusive place but help to reshape the education system and give trans individuals qualifications to enter in the job market