Photojournalism / Editorial Photography | Nominee & Winner People's Choice Award

Guilherme Bergamini

Belo Horizonte / Brazil

Education for all


Democratic societies presume educated citizens, that is to say, it presumes well-informed and critical people, both because it requires them to be able to determine their preferences and choose among different alternatives, and also because it is assumed that they should supervise their representatives and act directly in politics when necessary. In this context, education is considered a universal right and hence a duty of the State, which should provide it for free and at high standards to the whole community.
Today Brazil, a country marked by its deeply unequal and unjust past, has been facing the challenge of ensuring that essential good to its people.
Thus, Brazilian democracy appears to be a dream further away when one notices that, on the one hand, the precarious conditions of public education begins in its most elementary dimension – the physical space of schools – and, on the other hand, the ones who are deprived of education are those who could benefit from it the most: the children.


Guilherme Bergamini is 38 years old and was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Graduated in journalism ten years ago, he has been working with photography for 20.

Through this art, Bergamini intends to express his experiences, worldview and anxieties. Passionate about photography since childhood, Guilherme is an enthusiast and curious by new contemporary possibilitiesthat this technique allows.

Persistent and critic, the artist has photography as a way to political and social criticism.

Awarded in national competitions and festivals, he took part in group and solo exhibitions in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania, Venezuela, Chile and, Ecuador and had his work published in several Brazilian and foreign press vehicles.

He publishes part of his photographic journey on his website (

Awards & Reviews

Special Mention, IV Photography Contest One Shots Hotels, Urban Routes, Seville - Spain.

3rd Place Debiuto Contest, Union of Photographers of Art and Association of Photographers Lithuanian, Lithuania.
Trophy Francisco Martinez Sanchez - Best composition, XX National Salon of Photographic Art, Photo Club of Londrina, Brazil.
Honorable Mention, 1st Latin American Salon and XV National Salon of Photographic Art, Argentina.
Honorable Mention, Minas Rural Photographic Contest, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2nd Place, ExperimentoBio, Bilbao - Spain.
2nd Place, Landscape, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park: Encantos del Cerrado, São Jorge - GO - Brazil.

Winner of the Free Photogram of the International Photography Festival of Porto Alegre, FestFoto, Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil.
Honorable Mention, 10th Leica Fotografe Cultural Photographic Contest, São Paulo - SP - Brazil.

II Photography Week of Belo Horizonte, Four Generations Series, Centoe Quatro, Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil.

Honorable Mention, Click Tourism, Sesc, Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil.

1st Place, Click Tourism, Sesc, Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil.
3rd Place, II International Forum of Communication and Sustainability, São Paulo - SP - Brazil.
Honorable Mention, Leica Photography Contest, São Paulo - SP - Brazil.

Honorable Mention, DigiForum Brazilian Beauty Contest, São Paulo - SP - Brazil.
1st Place and Honorable Mention, Click Tourism Sesc, Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil.
6th Place Contest Birds to Observe and Preserve, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil.

2nd Place, V Photographic Marathon of Curitiba, O Cotidiano, Curitiba - PR - Brazil.
1st prize f508 international photography, Brasília - DF - Brazil.