BIO - Cristiano Burmester

Cristiano F. Burmester is a professional photographer since 1993. Although photography has been an integral part of his life since his teen ages.

Initially dedicating himself to photojournalism, worked as a free-lance for several different brazilian magazines such as: Terra, Horizonte Geográfico, Náutica, Mergulho. During this period, produced extensive feature stories on subjects in the areas of travel, social documentaries, nature and science.

Since 1999, Cristiano united the versatility and the knowledge acquired as a photojournalist to the rigor and creativity of advertising. From his studio in São Paulo he develops image productions to advertising agencies, publishers and companies such as: DM9DDB, WIT, Dreamaker, National Geographic Traveler, Boa Forma, Louis Dreyfus, Petrobrás, International Paper, Terra.

Alongside comercial and journalistic assignments, self proposed projects were regularly developed as a way to ellaborate his vison, experiment with the craft of photography and reenergize his creativity.

His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics followed by a M.Sc. degree in the area of Communication, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics. He is also a photography and imaging professor for Journalism, Design and Advertising majors at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2015. Brazilian Art Exhibition Gallery 75. Dubai. United Arab Emirates

2013. Salon D’Art de Automne Alliance Française. São Paulo. Brasil.

2010. Contemporary Art Fair. Padova Fiere. Padova, Italy.

2008. International Contemporay Art Biennal of Mexico. Universidad Chapingo. Mexico City, Mexico

2005. Nature in Colors Cásper Líbero Foundation. São Paulo, Brasil.

2000. Light Color and Form in the Underwater World National Historical Museum. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.


2012 - Photography Masters Cup - Honorary Color Master: Bronze medal in Fashion, International Color Awards.

2011 - National Geographic Brasil / Best of the Year 2011.

2011 - Photography Masters Cup - Honorary Color Master: Nominee in Nature, International Color Awards.

2008 - Lurzer’s Archive, Best Advertising Photography.

2005 - Conrado Wessel Foundation Advertising Photography Award.

2004 - Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Boston – USA.

2004 - Conrado Wessel Foundation Advertising Photography Award.

2002 - NIKON World Photo Award 1999 - FUNARTE – National Foundation of Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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