Eduardo Leal is a Portuguese documentary photographer focusing mainly on Latin America & the Caribbean.

A graduate in Journalism at Escola Superior de Jornalismo in Porto, Portugal, has a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication and attended the XXVIII Eddie Adams Workshop.

From 2009 to 2014, Eduardo was a consultant to The Arpad A. Busson Foundation on the "Cuban in Revolution" photography collection, and was part of  the curatorial team for the exhibitions at International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, 2010, and at the Garage CCC in Moscow, 2011 and part of the editorial and design team on "Cuba in Revolution" book, published by Hatje Cantz in 2013.

His work has been published in: The Washington Post,, Al Jazeera America, CNN, Roads & Kingdoms, The Guardian, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Die Press, Courrier International, Terra Mater Magazine, Greenpeace Magazine, Mashable, Wired, VQR, British Journal of Photography, among others. 

Since 2016, he is a visiting professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, China. 

Eduardo is based in Medellín, Colombia, and is available for assignments. 


Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards - 3rd Place "Stillness & Distance" (Theme Category), 2016

Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards - Finalist Open Category, 2016

Moscow International Photo Awards - 2nd Place Environmental Category, 2016

Moscow International Photo Awards - Honorable Mention Sports Category, 2016

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year - Finalist, 2015

Lens Culture Earth Awards - 3rd Place Fine Art/Conceptual Category, 2015

Estação Imagem - Portuguese Photojournalism Awards - 1st Place Nature Category, 2015

Sony World Photo Awards - 3rd Place Campaign Category, 2015

Coup de Couer de Visa pour l'Image by l'Association Nationale des Iconographes, 2015

Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards - Finalist (Theme category), 2014

ANI-PixPalace Award - Finalist, 2014


Guardian / Plastic by Noorderlicht, Natuur Fryslân Museum - Holland, 2017

KLPA2016, Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2016

Seen on Earth - Kunst Haus Gallery, Vienna, 2016

Photoville, New York City, 2015

Estação Imagem - Portuguese Photojournalism Awards, National Travelling Exhibition, 2015

Atkins CIWEN Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Royal Geographic Society, London, 2015

Sony World Photo Awards, Somerset House, London, 2015

KLPA2014, Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2014

Splash & Grab, Portobello Photography Gallery, London, 2014

31 Degrees - Graduation Exhibition at London College of Communication, 2013

Pop-Up Circus V, Rhythm Factory, London, 2012

6th Holland International Circuit, 2008

Los Niños del Bosque (solo exhibit), Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006

*All photos Copyright Eduardo Leal. Prints and image licesing available upon request.

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