Evandro Teixeira Almeida (Irajuba BA 1935) began his career in the area of photojournalism in 1958 in O Diário de Notícias, in Salvador, and later moved to Diário da Noite, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In 1963 he went to work for the Jornal do Brasil where he remained for more than 40 years and became one of the most important figures in national photojournalism covering everything from striking political events such as the repression of the student movement in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, And the fall of the Salvador Allende government in Chile in 1973; Until several Olympic Games and World Cups. In 1994, he had his curriculum inserted in the Swiss Encyclopedia of Photography, along with the most important photographers in the world. In 2004, his life and work were portrayed in the documentary "Instantâneos da Realidade". He has been awarded the UNESCO Special Prize in the International Competition "The Family" (1993), the Nikon International Award (1991 and 1975) and the Inter American Press Association award.
The following museum collections include Evandro's works: Museum of Fine Arts Zurich, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art La Tertulha, Colombia; MASP, São Paulo, MAM and MAR, both in Rio de Janeiro.
He is the author of the books: Fotojornalismo (1983) part of the Georges Pompidou library; Canudos 100 Anos (1997); Livro das Águas (2001); Pablo Neruda: Vou Viver (2005); 68 Destinos: Passeata dos 100 Mil (2008) and Evandro Teixeira:Retratos do Tempo, 50 anos de Fotojornalismo (2015) and participated in the books O Brasil nos Jogos Pan-Americanos de Winnipeg (1999), Brasil, 500 Anos (2000) and Olimpíadas da Terceira Idade (2001).
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