Marcio Pimenta (Brazil, 1975) studied economics at Salvador University and a PhD in American Studies at the University of Santiago de Chile before moving to photography. He traveled throughout Latin America and part of Europe (England, Spain, France and Portugal) to study conflicts, humanitarian issues and environmental tragedies. In 2014 covered the biggest environmental tragedy in the history of Brazil. In 2016 and 2017 he went to Iraq to cover the war against the Islamic State. His work was published by magazines National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, El País, DIE Zeit, Public Radio International, among others.
In 2016 he received the Petrobras Journalism Award for his work for National Geographic on the water crisis in southeastern Brazil. In the same year he also received the Massey Ferguson Prize for Photojournalism. He was one of the most awarded journalists in Brazil in 2016.
He currently lives in Brazil and is dedicated to individual projects and assignments.