Ricardo Maio was born in Salvador-Bahia (Brazil) in 1972. At the age of nineteen, he had his first contact with photography through the Econews Agency, founded by photographers Peter Feibert, Walter Firmo, Luiz Garrido and Ana Lontra Jobim. He recalls that its first photography lesson was to observe Walter Firmo photographing the Corcovado from the window of the Agency in Rio de Janeiro.
Graduated in cinema from the University Estácio de Sá and post-graduated in photography by the Candido Mendes University, he worked in the national archives and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in cataloging and census of films.

As a freelance photographer, he worked for newspapers and magazines, as well as for catalogs of companies, events and advertising.

Right now he lives in Barcelona and works in the photograph industry, cinema, video in publicity, shows and institutionals for firms in Brazil and Spain. Also develope projects in infography and 3d.










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