Eduardo Leal is a Portuguese documentary photographer focusing on Latin America social issues, politics and traditions.
He graduated in Journalism at Escola Superior de Jornalismo (ESJ) and has a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication.
Eduardo worked from 2009 to 2014 as consultant to The Arpad A. Busson Foundation on the Cuban in Revolution and The Struggle During the Apartheid photography collections, where he was an assistant curator for the exhibitions at International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, 2010, and at the Garage CCC in Moscow, 2011 and as an editorial and design assistant on Cuba in Revolution book, published by Hatje Cantz in 2013.
His work has been published in: Time.com, Roads & Kingdoms, Washington Post, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Die Press, Al Jazeera America, Mashable, Raw Wired, British Journal of Photography, Fotografia Magazine, Foto 8, among others.
He was selected in 2013 and 2014 as Coup de Coeur by l'Association Nationale des Iconographes at the Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan. Also in 2014, Eduardo was shortlisted for the Kuala Lumpur Photo awards. His latest series 'Plastic Trees' regarding the pollution caused by plastic bags on the Bolivian Altiplano is nominated for the 2015 Sony World Photo Awards in the Campaign category.
Eduardo is based between London and somewhere in South America and is available for assignments.