Leonel de castro

Leonel de Castro was born in the Federal Republic of Germany, Münster. However, its roots are well firmed in Lavandeira de Ansiães, in Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro, Portugal. A long-time associate photojournalist of Jornal de Notícias and its news group (including outlets such as Notícias Magazine, Volta ao Mundo, Evasões, Diário de Notícias, and O Jogo), Leonel de Castro has won several prizes and distinctions throughout his career, namely, the Visão awards, the Prize Fuji Photojournalism Portugal, prize Estação Imagem, the Society for News Design’s awards, and also the prize Pacheco de Miranda for photo reports developed in Timor Leste, South Africa, and the U.S.A. His works have been showcased in various exhibitions both individual and collective, and in publications such as Pare, Escute, Olhe (Civilização Editora), Lugares Alentejanos na Literatura Portuguesa (Estação Imagem), and Um Território Musealizado – Museu da Memória Rural. Apart from photojournalism, he has worked as a lecturer at the Portuguese Institute of Photography, at the Art School of Porto, and also taught in the Master in Communication at Porto University. Castro has a degree in Social Communication by the School of Journalism, completed the Photography Course of the Art School of Porto, and is currently doing a doctorate at Minho University.

awards

2019

Award Estação Imagem 2019

Award Estação Imagem 2019 | Picture of the year

2018

Award Estação Imagem 2018 | 1st Place - Portrait Series

Award Society for News Design, Best Design from the Iberian Peninsula and from Central and South America | Gold Medal Feature Photography

2017

Award Photojournalism | Grant Estação Imagem 2017 Viana do Castelo

2016

Award Estação Imagem | 1st Place - Arts and Shows Series.

Award Estação Imagem | 1st Place - Northwest Peninsular Series.

2011

Award Estação Imagem | 1st Place - Sports Series

2010

Award Society for News Design, Best Design from the Iberian Peninsula and from Central and South America, Silver Medal

Award Associação para a Medicina as Artes e as Ideias | 1st Place

Award Associação para a Medicina as Artes e as Ideias | Horonable Mention

2008

Award Society for News Design, Best Design from the Iberian Peninsula and from Central and South America, Silver Medal

2006

Award Visão | 1st Place - News Single

Award Visão | Horonable Mention - News Series

Award Visão | Horonable Mention - Spot News Single

Award Visão | Horonable Mention - Sports Single

2005

Award Visão | 1st Place - Portrait Single

Award Photojournalism Fuji Portugal | 1st Place - Sports Series

2004

Award Visão | 1st Place - News Single

Award Visão | Horonable Mention - Spot News Single

Award Photojournalism Fuji Portugal | 1st Place - News Series

Award Photojournalism Fuji Portugal | 2nd Place - Feature Photo Story

Award Pacheco de Miranda | Feature Photo Story - Wildfires in Portugal

2003

Award Visão | 1st Place - Nature Single

Award Visão | Horonable Mention - Spot News Single

Award Pacheco de Miranda | Feature Photo Story - 9/11 Stories - one year later

2002

Award Pacheco de Miranda | Feature Photo Story - Crime in South Africa

2000

Award Pacheco de Miranda | Feature Photo Story - East Timor

1999

Award Pacheco de Miranda | Feature Photo Story - Pugilism in Porto

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