About

I am an independent photographer based in Brazil where I work as  stringer for the Associated Press (AP) and as contributor for Redux Pictures, in New York. In addition I also do specials projects for both international and local media.

In Rio de Janeiro I took part of the AP team photographers that worked during the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

I have BA degree in History at the Estacio de Sa University.

I began my career in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, producing black and white pictures with my father, Jayme Corrêa, in his studio.

Later, I worked for local newspapers covering daily life stories and the violence that was starting to leave a mark in Rio.

In 1997, I was transferred to O Dia newspaper as special photographer working on assignments such as the dissidents of Eldorado dos Carajás, Para, (picturing the survivors of 1996’s massacre of landless workers); and Slaves of XXI Century, showing the people who are forced to work for landowners inside the Amazon’s forest; among others.

My work has been recognized with the following awards: ESSO, National Award of Photography (Brazil’s most important award), Vladimir Herzog for Humans Rights and the Excellence Award by the Society for News Design (SND) on six different occasions.

Documenting various aspects of Latin America, I photographed the workers in the world’s two largest copper mine located in Chile. I also travelled to Cuba to capture the most vivid elements of Cuban society and the legacy of the Cuban Revolution for a special project titled “Portraits of Cuba”

As editor, I was responsible for more than 20 photographers at the newspaper O Dia and also at the daily Meia Hora.

In 2010, for the launching in Brazil of the sport daily MARCA I trained and coordinated a team integrating the press and digital media.
Profile picture: ©Joao Laet

AWARDS

2012 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence – Photo “Retratos do Passado”, O DIA

2010 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence, Breaking news topics for “Rio dawns in war”, O DIA

2009 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence- Special news topics Editor’s choice – “No vazio e poder o império de fuzis”, O DIA

2002 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence – Breaking News Topics – Natural Disasters, O DIA

2000 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence – Local news page design, O DIA

1996 – Esso Award – Photography
“Exposição Macabra na Favela”, A NOTÍCIA

1996 – Vladimir Herzog for Humans Rights
“Exposição Macabra na Favela”, A NOTÍCIA

1996 – SND – Society for News Design
Award of Excellence- Photojournalism – Spot News – “Exposição Macabra na Favela”, O DIA

Profile picture: ©Joao Laet