Luiz Maximiano (b. Assis Chateaubriand, PR, Brazil), studied Social Communication at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing), in São Paulo, and photography in Hawaii, New York and Amsterdam, where he lived for seven years. During that time, he won the Canonprijs as new young talent of the year in Holland, and photographed the war in Afghanistan, elections in Pakistan, HIV crisis in Southern Africa and social unrest in Central America. Back in Brazil since 2010, he has worked for major Brazilian and international publications, such as Time, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, Playboy, Der Spiegel, USA Today, Die Zeit, The Wall Street Journal and has just won the Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo 2013 as best portrait.


2007 - Canonprijs Winner, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands.
2008 - Festival de Fotoperiodismo de Gijón, Gijón, Spain.
2008 - Summer Show, Host Gallery, London, UK.
2009 - Anthropographia Human Rights Festival, Montreal, Canada.
2010 - Lumix Festival For Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany.
2013 - Paraty em Foco, Paraty, RJ, Brazil.

Solo Exhibition

2013 - New Photography 2013, MIS - Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil.


2005 - XVIII Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, NY, USA.

2007 - Canonprijs as young photographer of the year (Zilverencamera), The Hague, Netherlands.

2010 - Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2012 - 1st and 3rd places, IPA - International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards), Los Angeles, USA.
2012 - Country Pick, IPA - International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards), Los Angeles, USA.

2013 - Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo de melhor retrato (Best Portrait), São Paulo, Brazil.
2013 - PDN Faces Portrait Contest - PDN Magazine, USA.
2013 - American Photography, Selected for the Latin American Fotografia Collection, New York, USA.
2013 - 3rd place and several HM awards, IPA - International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards), New York, USA.