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Profotos Member Biography - Ricardo Funari

I am a 39-years old Rio de Janeiro based photojournalist and commercial photographer. I have been working for international magazines, House Organs, NGOs and publishing houses since 1989. I specialize in the following subjects:

People: Top-caliber portraits of people in a variety of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Precision recording to interpretative photojournalism. Extensive coverage of how people live.

Brazil: Thorough geographic and anthropological coverage, unusual views and particular aspects of all regions only possible by long-term in-depth coverage by a resident. Stock files comprehend: major and midium-sized cities, lifestyle, celebrities, natural history, all aspects of cultural life, religion, popular parties and celebrations, Carnival, economy, industry, sports, social problems, extensive coverage of most ecosystems, including Pantanal, Amazon and Atlantic rain forest.

Social Issues: Entensive Human and civil rights inventory. Major areas of concentration include labor & modern slavery, Third World, health, poverty & hunger, housing, children at risky situations. Complete photo stories on women´s issues, child labor, social work, religion, minorities, indigenous people, violence, drugs, homelessness & landlessness. Visit, an on-line photo catalog exclusively on social and environmental issues.

I have a file of 50,000 35mm color slides and 20,000 b/w orginals. All digitally thumbnailed and databased for your immediate review. My searchable online catalog on Brazil ( is under construction and will be fully working by July 2003. In the meantime, I can email scans for review or post a special personalized client "lightbox" in my portfolio website ( Immediate attention to photo requests. Top images, tight edits, complete familiarity with my files. No research or holding fees. Available for assignments. Photo/text articles along with photography. Fluent in English and Portuguese.

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Rua Gago Coutinho 47
Apt. 802 - Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro, 22221-070  Brazil
PH: +55-21-22650974

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