documentary photography

social documentary photography

About - manuel pompeia photography

About

I was born and raised by the South West Atlantic coast in Europe, where I took my first photo with an Agfamatic 110 when I was 12. The camera became since then, my only inseparable object.

After 13 years working in large private sector organisations and more recently managing the will of the four corners of our world, I seek to contribute to a more humanly sustainable development.

Inspired by the kindness of strangers, the natural beauty of our planet, and the footprint of the people making our world, a place for everyone to live better.

After attending the International Center of Photography in NY, produced the first documentary work named Forgotten, which has been awarded with the bronze prize of the Px3 2014 Paris Photography Awards. 

Currently living in Switzerland, where I met my wife, I am available for international assignments.

Some of my favourite quotes:

"We must become the change we want to see in the world." - Gandhi

"Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another." - Carl Sagan

"We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let's teach our children to be thinkers." - Jacque Fresco

"What kind of competition is there in your body? Suppose your brain said ' I'm the most important organ, and the liver said 'I am, and I want to go in a free enterprise-system.' You would rot away in a month, if every organ of your body, were out for itself." - Jacque Fresco

"All paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value, zero" - Voltaire

"Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux." Marcel Proust