Juliana Piacesi Spinola. Born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I’m based in Barcelona, Spain, but I’m currently in India for some months making a documentary film for Drishtee.
I graduated at the Sao Paulo University of Fine Arts and began my career as a graphic designer working 7 years in a multinational company before beginning my photographer/filmmaker carrear in mid-2007 as an assistant to great photographers in Sao Paulo and then as a freelancer.
As a photojournalist, my work is represented by some international news agencies and have been published in vehicles such as the UN Media, The Guardian, New York Post, Das Magazin, The Oslo Times, Lonely Planet, Vice, The Telegraph, O Globo, Folha de Sao Paulo, among others.
I also work with architectural, interiors and corporate photos, videos, films and also some graphic and web design.
In the beginning of 2017 I made a 80 minutes documentary film for the UNDP about a social project in Brazil that is called ‘#BXD – Baixada Nunca Se Rende’ (Baixada Never Gives Uo) and in the past years I’ve worked as production director for 3 short films (“Zigurate”, “Contatos Infanto Siderais Antes do Colegial” and “Sem Sentidos”) and as a art director for 1 short film (“Pra Diretoria”).
My mother language is Portuguese and I also speak English, Spanish and Italian.