Eduardo Leal is a Portuguese documentary photographer focusing on Latin America social and environmental 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.
Since 2009, Eduardo is a consultant to The Arpad A. Busson Foundation on the Cuban in Revolution and The Struggle During the Apartheid photography collections,
being 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, Al Jazeera America, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Die Press, Courrier International, Greenpeace Magazine, Mashable, Raw Wired, British Journal of Photography, among others.
Eduardo was selected by l'Association Nationale des Iconographes at the Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan as a finalist for the 2014 ANI-PixPalace award. He also was selected as a Coup de Coeur for the 2015 edition. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Kuala Lumpur Photo awards with an image of his project Forcados. His latest series 'Plastic Trees' regarding the pollution caused by plastic bags on the Bolivian Altiplano won the 1st Prize in the Nature category at the 2015 Estação Imagem, the Portuguese photojournalism awards, and 3rd Place in Campaign category at the 2015 Sony World Photo Awards.
Eduardo is based between London and South America and is available for assignments.