Rogério Reis was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1954, where he still lives and works. Graduated in journalism from Universidade Gama Filho, he worked in publications such as the newspapers O Globo and Jornal do Brasil in which he was editor of photography from 1991 until 1996, and Veja weekly magazine. Between 1985 and 1987 he joined the Rio section of agency F4 and in 1989 he founded, with Claus Meyer and Ricardo Azoury, the agency Tyba, in which it works until today. He was consecrated in 2002 when his portrait of the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade seated in the beach of Copacabana beach served as base for a sculpture by Leo Santana that today is one of the touristic references in Rio de Janeiro. In parallel to the journalistic work he also develops series of personal expression, such as the recording of carnaval scenes in an improvised studio in the middle of the street that resulted in the book Carnaval na Lona (2001). Rogério also inspired the character of the same name on the movie City of God, by Fernando Meirelles, based on the book of Paulo Lins.