Fabio Nascimento is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who has worked for National Geographic, Greenpeace, Doctors without Borders, The New York Times, and a variety of other venues, producing stories at the intersection between people, environment and science. He is originally from Brazil, where he studied journalism at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, and subsequently film theory at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, in Paris, France, and has a Master degree in documentary film at Paris VIII. Though much of his work is in still photography he is also a documentary film director, cinematographer and editor, as well as an experienced drone pilot. He has a background in music and as a result he creates the soundtracks behind many of the films he produces. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish languages, and over the past years he has split most of his time between projects from tropical rainforests to the poles, documenting stories at all continents and at sea on ships traversing the globe, with the project The Outlaw Ocean, with the award-winning NYTimes investigative reporter Ian Urbina, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix.

Brazil: +55 (11) 98686-7129

academic background
Minor in Journalism – 2003-2006
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies – 2006-2008
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France.

Masters degree in Documentary Film – 2008-2010
Université Vincennes – Saint-Denis – Paris VIII, France.

main collaborations
National Geographic Brasil, Doctors without Borders, Greenpeace, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Unesco, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

movie awards

French Ministry of Culture ‘One Hour’ prize. “Grazing the Amazon”
8º Film Research and Sustainable Development (FReDD)

Best Film, Young Jury of the National Competition. “Nossa Pintura”
24º Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2014.

Best Film, Popular Vote . “Nossa Pintura”
4º Festival de Cinema Socioambiental da Serra do Cipó, Brazil, 2014.

Best Director . “Silêncio 63”
11ª Goiânia Mostra Curtas, Brazil, 2011.

Honourable Mention . “Silêncio 63”
Muestra de Cortometrajes de Catalunya, 2011.

Honourable Mention . “Silêncio 63”
“Picture this” International Film Festival, Canada, 2012.

Best Sound . “Uma Noite”
Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brazil, 2011.

photo exhibitions

Permanent Exhibition @ Ethnological Museum
Berlim, Germany . 2018 .

“Nossa Pintura” @ SESC Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . 2015 .

“Yaguara – Uma História Brasileira” @ Tofiq House
São Paulo, Brazil , 2014 .

“Iya Shango” @ Galérie Goutte de Terre
Paris, France . 2011 .

Collective “Les Yeux des Montagnes” @ Casa de Cultura de Juiz de Fora and Festival de Inverno
Ouro Preto, Brazil . 2009 .

“Nautilus Pompilius” @ Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle
Paris, France . 2007 .

“Conquista” @ Museu de Arte Moderna Murilo Mendes
Juiz de Fora (MG), Brasil . 2006 .