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Eliária Andrade (Cruzeiro, São Paulo/Brazil, 1961), photojournalist and documentary photographer


A photojournalist for over 30 years, she studied journalism at the Cásper Líbero Foundation and holds a graduate degree in Globalization and Culture from the Foundation School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo. She worked in newspapers such as Diário Popular (now called Diário de São Paulo) and O Globo, in addition to having worked as a freelancer for the O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de S. Paulo newspapers. She recorded remarkable events in the country, such as the Carandiru massacre (1992), the Isabella Nardoni case (2008) and the trip of Pope Benedict  , in addition to taking photos from the national soccer team. She is currently creating authorial essays, such as the documentation of the Afro group Ilú Obá de Min, impressed by the body movements of its members, who represent the Orixás, and of the Yemanja Festival. Nuns playing soccer are the focus of her photo essay in the collective project As Donas da Bola (the Female Masters of the Ball) (2014), displayed in the São Paulo Cultural Center and published as a book. These records are part of the permanent collection of the São Paulo Football Museum, where a new exhibition took place in 2017. Collective exhibits included Retratos do Fotojornalismo (Photojournalism Portraits) (2017) and Foto Retrospectiva (Photo Retrospective) (2016), exhibited by the Photo and Film Journalists Association of São Paulo (ARFOC), and Comer com os Olhos (Eating with the Eyes) (Paraty, 2014), in addition to Se me Vejo, me Veem (If I See Myself, They See Me) (Paraty, 2015/2016, and São Paulo, 2018), with pictures of women victims of domestic violence housed in shelters. She launched the book Seres Invisíveis (Invisible Beings) on sugar cane cutters, in Guariba, in the interior of São Paulo (Ed. Photothings, 2021). She integrated the team of the online course on Fotografia na África: Diálogos sobre a Fotografia que Transforma (Photography in Africa: Dialogues on Photography that Transforms), sponsored by the Research and Education Center of SESC São Paulo, in the same year.

Yara Schreiber Dines



Although we are in 2013, in the XXI century, the woman has little room, because we still live in a sexist society, even if it is expressed only in a veiled way.”

“During the course [of journalism] I realized that being a photojournalist was what I most wanted, because you can enjoy the experience of never be in the same situation again. Because the scenes don’t repeat themselves. The most interesting thing about being a photojournalist is to never fall into a routine. Every day is a new subject. Even if the subject is repeated, a new approach to the photo will be taken.”

Statement to the VII Photojournalism Week, published on the Jornalismo Júnior website, 2013.



DINES, Yara Schreiber. The Substance of Images Brazilian Women Photographers. São Paulo: Editora Grifo, 2021.


Translation: Maria Lourdes Soares

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