Egypt – 1997
Alexandre Meneghini – Brazilian/Italian Photographer
Born in 1974, Brazil, began his career working as a freelancer photographer after graduating in Geography and Business Administration. In 2002 he joined the Associated Press in Brazil. He was then assigned to Honduras, Guatemala and later on to Mexico where he lived for 7 years.
Working for The Associated Press for eleven years he had assignments in more than twenty countries where he worked closely with photo, text and TV editors to generate projects that added a dimension beyond the daily report and provide in-depth coverage of a variety of stories through multimedia storytelling. Being in close contact to the wire desk was constant, since coordinating and editing photos from a network of freelancers photographers was part of his daily work.
Meneghini has covered assignments ranging from daily life features, politics, sports, fashion, wildlife, natural disasters, epidemics, violence and armed conflicts in South, Central and North America, Caribe, North and West Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Part of his portfolio is displayed at the AP Images website and also in the Associated Press book: “Be Inspired”.
In 2013 he opted to leave the Associated Press to pursue new projects and became a freelancer photographer.
In 2014 he was given two scholarships in France, sponsored by the City Hall of Paris to develop artistic projects.
Since late 2014 he has been based in Havana, Cuba, working as full time freelancer for Reuters and responsible for generating and coordinating the photo coverage in the country.
2017 – Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY Latam) – Ibero-American Photographer of the Year / Mention
2017 – Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY Latam) – Daily Life Series / Mention
2017 – Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY Latam) – Daily Life Singles / Mention
2016 – Sony World Photography Awards – Open competition, People category / Winner
2016 – National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) – Feature Enterprise /Honorable Mention
2016 – International Photography awards (IPA) – Special Effects / 3rd Place
2015 – Pictures of the Year Latin America (POY Latam) – Sports Series / 2nd Place
2011 – Zoom In On Poverty – Editorial Images Best Professional Stories / Honorary Mention
2010 – National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) – Portrait Series /Honorable Mention
2010 – Pictures of the Year International (POYi) – Feature / Award of Excellence
2009 – Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – Portrait Series / Honorable Mention
2008 – Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) – Feature Award / Winner
Language skills: Fluency in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.