Fábio 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. Over the past years, he has split most of his time between projects from tropical rainforests to the poles, documenting stories on 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. Fabio Nascimento is currently filming Richard Ladkani’s next documentary film and working as a cinematographer and researcher at BBC’s Planet Earth III series, and co-directing with Joe Stevens a documentary on jaguars conservation in Brazil.

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:
BBC Planet Earth, National Geographic, The New York Times, Greenpeace,  Doctors Without Borders, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Unesco, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

. “BBC – Planet Earth III” – Documentary Series, 2023 (Cinematographer, Drone Operator)

. “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment ” – Doc Series – Netflix, 2024 (Cinematographer)

. “The Territory” – Documentary, 85’, – NatGeo, 2022 (Cinematographer, Camera Trainee)

. “MATA” – Documentary, 79’, Brazil, 2020 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Great Return” – Doc, 26’, Brazil, 2020 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Butterflies of the Amazon” – Doc, 10’, NatGeo Society, 2019 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Goodbye Earth” – AJ+ Documentary series, Brazil-USA, 2019 (Cinematographer)

. “The Outlaw Ocean” – Documentary Series, 2017-2019 (Cinematographer)

. “Grazing the Amazon” – Documentary, 50’, Brazil, 2018 (Cinematographer)

. “Forest Stories” – Documentary series, 3x 6’, Brazil, 2017 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Development Refugees” – Documentary, 8’30”, Brazil, 2016 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Our Painting” (Me’ôk) – Documentary, 24′ – Brazil, 2014 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Mumbuca” – Documentary, 14’, Brazil, Canal Futura, 2013 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Silence 63″ – Documentary, 24′, Brazil, 2011 (Director and Cinematographer)

. “Iya Shango” – Documentary, 52′, Benin-France, 2010 (Director and Cinematographer)

movie awards:
. Best Film . “MATA”
Seoul International Eco Film Festival, South Korea, 2022.

. Best Film . “MATA”
Ecozine Film Festival, Spain, 2022.

. Young Jury Award for Best Film. “MATA”
FICA Goiás, Brazil, 2022.

. Best Latin Amerian Heritage Film . “MATA”
Chicago Indie International Film Festival, USA, 2022.

. Best Film Jury Mention . “MATA”
Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brazil, 2022.

. Best Film Audience Award . “MATA”
Mostra Ecofalante, Brazil, 2021.

. French Ministry of Culture ‘One Hour’ prize. “Grazing the Amazon”
8º Film Research and Sustainable Development (FReDD), 2018.

. 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 .