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Luis Palácios was born in the city of São Paulo. From a young age he started a self-taught training in photography, music and visual arts. He grew up in the city but alternated part of his youth between the countryside and the coast, where his connections with nature and the wildlife of the forests and the sea emerge.

 

He graduated in Business Administration from PUC-SP, having served as Sales & Marketing Executive in the digital printing technology segment, being a pioneer in Brazil and Latin America in its application to the digital and graphic arts segment. photography. Currently graduate student for the Strategic Management of Sustainability at Fundação Instituto de Administração - FIA - Brazil

 

He followed the path of Art in parallel with his corporate career. He participated in several expeditions and photography workshops with renowned photographers. He studied Documentary Film Production at NYFA - New York Film Academy, having produced and directed the short documentary "The unknown Gray" that chronicles the conservation challenges of the Wolves of the American continent. He has contributions with images to National Geographic Magazine, The Guardian, Planet Connection. In 2020 he was part of the Withley Awards photographers group of the Withley Fund for Nature (WFN) - an organization from the United Kingdom represented as ambassadors the H.R.H. Princess Anne and Sir David Attenborough from the United Kingdom - for documenting the work of conservation of Black-Lion-Tamarins lead by Dr. Gabriela Cabral, who was awarded in 2020 by the Withley Awards.

 

He is an underwater photographer certified by the IANTD - International Association Nitrox and Technical Divers. It works in favor of environmental conservation and sustainable development, supporting Non-Governmental Organizations and researchers with voluntary work of audiovisual, nature photography and wildlife.

 

Promotes expeditions of nature and wildlife photography, independent documentary films and other activities related to film making productions and environmental conservation

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Latest Contributions and Works

The Guardian - "Winners of the  2020 Withley wildlife conservation awards - In Pictures" - Black Lion Tamarin - LINK

WITHLEY FUND for NATURE - Anuário 2020 de Premiados (PG 4/5 e 21) - DOWNLOAD BOOKLET

National Geographic Magazine - Wild Macaws article by Miguel Conde - Photo by Luis Palácios - (GO TO THE ARTICLE)

Whale at sight! - VIVA - Inst.  Verde Azul e Inst. Baleia à Vista (in progress) - (TRAILLER link)

Blue Macaw Institute - End of year video, imagery donation - (VIDEO link)

Brazilian Pampa's small wild cats - Área de Vida / Toco - (DOCUMENTARY link)

"The Unknown Gray" - Documentário - NY, 2019 - Wolf Conservation Center - (DOCUMENTARY link)

Toninhas em perigo - Documentário (Em Andamento) - VIVA - Instituto verde e azul

                                               Authoral Art Works                                                

- Chronicles of the Brazilian Fauna -  Short documentary series - Starting April, 2019 - TRAILLER link

- Pantanal -The wildlife from Brazilian Wet Lands - Photo Book - Brazil, 2017

- ATLÂNTICA - Portraits, Fragments and Reminiscences of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest - Photo Book - In progress - VISIT PAGE

- The eleven pantanais - Walkabouts & Tides - Photo Book - In progress - Brazil

- Canastra Hills - Photography Essay / DOC - Brazil, 2018 - TRAILLER link

- The Canastra Hills Terroir - Short Documentary - Starting May, 2019 - Brazil

The Unknown Grey - Short documentary - Wolf Conservation Center - South Salem, NY - USA , 2019

PATAGONIA - The Land of Wind and Ice- Photography Book - In Progress - Chile / Argentina, 2019

- Hummingbirds - Photographic Series - Fine Art - Brazil, 2019

- Macaws - an evolutionary moment - Photographic Series and Informative Content - Brasil, 2019

                        Photographic Expeditions & Workshops 2015 - 2019                  

 - The Hummingbirds of the Atlantic Forest - Brazil, 2018, 2019                   

- The Black Lion Tamarin - Devils Hill State Park - Teodoro Sampaio/SP - Photo -  Brazil, 2018

- Coffee and Forest - Agro forestal production system and forest recovery corridors from the Atlantic Interior Forest Fragments - Teodoro Sampaio/SP (Support to the Ecological Research Institute - IPE) - Brazil, 2018

- The Atacama Desert - Chile, 2018

- Mountain Lions from Patagônia - Torres del Paine National Park / Laguna Sarmiento - Chile (João Marcos Rosa, Ricardo Casarin) - Chile, 2018

- South Pantanal - Park road, Nhecolândia and Paraguai river. - Brazil, 2017

- Jaguars and the Transpantaneira road - Waters Encounter  State Park - Porto Jofre / MT - Brazi, 2018

- South Amazon - Teles Pires and Cristalino rivers, Cristalino Natural Reserve - Alta Floresta/MT - Brazil, 2018

- Argentinian Patagonia - Glaciers National Park - El Calafate, El Chaltén - Argentina, 2018

Iguazu National Park - Foz do Iguaçu/Puerto Iguazú - Brazil and Argentina, 2018

- Workshop Pantanal south, Bonito e Bodoquena - Co-produced with João Marcos Rosa - Brazil, 2018

- Canastra hills Photographic Expedition Production -  Canastra Hills - November, 2018

- Legacy of the Waters - Atlantic Forest - Luciano Candisani - Brazil, 2017

- "Foto em Pauta" - Tiradentes Photo Festival - National Geographic Brazil Workshop - João Marcos Rosa / Roberto Sakai - Brazil, 2017

- Spoken Photography -  Itu Photography Festival- Araquem Alcântara - Brazil, 2017

- Jaguars from Pantanal Workshop - Waters encounters State Park - Porto Jofre/MT - Araquem Alcântara - Brazil, 2017

- Photographic and Underwater Photo Expedition - Bodoquena Rivers -  Olho Dàgua, Prata, Sucuri and Formoso / MS -  Brazil, 2018

- Phototgraphy Expedition - Pantanal - Miranda river, Nhecolândia & Park Road - Pantanal Sul / MS - Brazil, 2017

- Photographic Expedition - Chapada dos Guimarães / MT - Ricardo Casarin - Brazil, 2018

- Underwater Photo Essay - Curaçao - Caribbean Sea, 2017

- Underwater Photo Essay - Misterious Lagoon - Jardim/MS - Brazil, 2017

- Underwater Photo Essay - Couves Island - Ubatuba/SP - Brazil, 2017

- Underwater Photo Essay - Fernando de Noronha Islands/PE - Brazil, 2017

- Photographic Essay - Macaws Hole - Jardim/MS - Brazil, 2018

- Photographic Expedition - Scarlet Ibis & Santos and Cubatão Mangroves / SP - Brazil, 2018

- Photographic Expedition - Bertioga Sandbanks State Park / SP - Brazil, 2017

- Photography Essay - Atlantic Forest - Ubatuba - Brazil, 2017, 2018, 2019

- Photography Essay - Grand Canyon - South RIM - EUA, 2017