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people & lifestyle photographers
My name is Hugo Santarem Rodrigues, I'm an independent international award-winning photographer.
I worked as a creative art director, still photographer on movie sets, and documental photographer, and now I'm mixing my unique background to tell stories on multiple platforms.
As a commercial and fine art photographer, I work on projects that help to promote an ethical and socially responsible lifestyle, respect and good values, through creativity and aesthetics.
My personal projects got recognition in photography festivals and awards in Brazil, NY, London, UAE, and they were shared online on platforms such as FUBIZ, My Modern MET, Behance, AL Jazeera, G1, Update or Die, Fotografe Melhor.
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spotlight magazine Nov 2019 awards winners 2019
Title: Chin Village
"I travelled through Southeast Asia and I fell in love with Myanmar. I wanted to know more about the culture, history, and people. I researched some traditional cultures and discovered the tattoed faced women from Chin Village.
I was already in Thailand and decided to go back to Myanmar. I had to travel for two days to get there, taking two flights and two boats to find them. The tattoed face is a tradition that was interrupted 60 years ago. I portrayed some of these ladies and among them, there were three sisters; two of them have tattooed faces and the third doesn’t. This sister was three years old when the tradition was banned. These are some of the last women with the tattooed face of Chin Village."