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.
From 2009 to 2014, Eduardo was 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.
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. In 2015 his latest series 'Plastic Trees' won the 1st Prize in the Nature category at the Estação Imagem, the Portuguese photojournalism awards; 3rd Place in Campaign category at the Sony World Photo Awards; 3rd Place in Fine Art/Conceptual category at the Lens Culture Earth Awards and was a finalist for the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year.
His work has been published in: Time.com, Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, CNN, Roads & Kingdoms, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Die Press, Courrier International, Terra Mater Magazine, Greenpeace Magazine, Mashable, Raw Wired, British Journal of Photography, among others.
Eduardo is based between London and South America and is available for assignments.