Mauricio Lima – Libya Hurra (from the series)

Libya Hurra (from the series) - 2011

A man stands in front of his destroyed compound after returning back home to Sirte, the hometown city of late Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, 25 October 2011, in Libya.

Mauricio Lima (b. 1975, Brazil) was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started his career as a trainee photographer in 1999 for a local sports newspaper. A year later, he was invited to join Agence France-Presse as a staff contract for almost 11 years. He documented the US-led military occupation of Iraq from 2003 to 2011 and in 2010 produced a deeply researched story on Afghan culture, called 'Apocalypse Afghanistan'. Mauricio's photographs have been published in the leading newspapers and magazines worldwide.

In April 2011, Mauricio switched to freelancing to keep working on personal projects with a focus on international humanitarian causes, especially the side effects of armed conflicts on the daily lives of civilians. He documented the civil uprising in Libya in 2011. Mauricio is also a contributing photographer at The New York Times.

  • 'Apocalypse Afghanistan' - 2nd Place, Pictures of the Year International - 2011
  • 'Apocalypse Afghanistan' - 2nd Place, Pictures of the Year International Latin America - 2011
  • 'Apocalypse Afghanistan' - Nominated for "Wire Photographer of the Year” by TIME magazine - 2010
  • 'Iraq' - 3rd Place, Prix Bayeux Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre - 2006
  • 'Iraq' - 2nd place, UNICEF Photo of the Year - 2005
  • Participant, World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass - 2005
  • 'Iraq' - 2nd Place, Pictures of the Year International - 2004
  • 'Hope Homeless' - Winner, Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez - 2004
  • 'Hope Homeless' - Winner, Documentary Category, Scoop et du Journalisme d’Angers - 2003
    • Shows
    • 'Libya Hurra' - Individual Exhibition, Tiradentes Photo Festival, Brazil - 2012
    • 'Apocalypse Afghanistan' - Collective Exhibition, Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow - 2010
    • 'Iraq' - Individual Exhibition, VISA Pour L’Image Photo Festival - 2005


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