Isabella Santos Lanave is a 26 years old, Latin American photographer, born in the city of Curitiba, in the south of Brazil. Lanave holds a BA in Social Communication – Journalism (PUC - 2016). She is cofounder of YVY Mulheres da Imagem, a movement to highlight the work of women and non-binary photographers in Brazil. In 2017 she was cited in “34 Women Photojournalists to be Followed” by TIME. In 2018, she was one of the artists selected for the 6th New York Portfolio Review. In 2019, her long-term project Fátima about the daily process to access the imaginary her mother have the first individual exposition in the Photography Center of Montevideo, in Uruguay. In 2020, she was finalist of 14 Award Press Women by Portal Imprensa in the category of photojournalism. Currently, Isabella is focused on researching issues related to mental health and identity.
Based in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

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1994, curitiba, paraná, brasil.

2012 – 2016: Bachelor’s in Journalism, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
2014: Academic Exchange in Photography Center of Arts, Photography and Design, UDG, México.

2019: Selected for Portfolio Review in Forum Latino Americano de Fotografia - Itau Cultural - SP
2019: Shortlisted for the Photography and Social Justice Fellowship - Magnum Foundation.
2019: Nominated for The Prix Pictet - The global award in photography and sustainability.
2018: Selected for Exposiciones Fotográficas - Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo, Uruguai.
2018: Selected in Salão Nacional de Fotografia Pérsio Galembeck, São Paulo, Brazil.
2018: Selected work for Looking Slowly projection in Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie with The Smell of Dust. Arles, France.
2018: Selected work in 6th New York Portfolio Review.
2018: Indicated for Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo.
2018: Selected Work, Fatima, Portfolio Show in Tiradentes Photography Festival.
2017: Indicated for 6x6 Global Talent by World Press Photo.
2017: Selected Work, Fatima, VICE Photo Issue in a conversation with Alessandra Sanguinetti.
2017: 34 Women Photojournalists to Follow, cited by TIME Magazine.
2017: Winner. Above Red Lands. Documentary. Sangue Novo Award Paraná of Journalism, Brazil.
2016: Selected Work, Miss Trans, The best of Brazilian photojournalism, Editora Europa.
2016: Winner, Be a Woman, Photojournalism essay, Sangue Novo Award Paraná of Journalism, Brazil.
2014: Honorable Mention in photo contest Let's protect La Barranca Huentitan, Collective Frente Ciudadano por Nuestra Barranca, México.
2013: Winner, “The body speaks”, Photo Essay Artistic Category, Expocom Sul, Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication (Intercom), Brazil.

2018: My Nipples Are Not, online exhibition in Nipple Magazine Instagram @nipplemagazine (Group).
2018: Substance Body, Ponto de Fuga Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil (Group).
2017: VICE Magazine Photo Show, New York, NY, United States of America (Group).
2016: Instalation Mariana, Red Bull Station, São Paulo, Brasil (Group).
2016: Cuerpo Violado, Exposición Barullo, 10 años del colectivo Rebelarte, Montevideo, Uruguai (Group).
2014: Miscelánea, Tourism Departament, Guadalajara, México (Group).
2014: Con Caráter Mexicano, Museo Regional de La Cerámica, Guadalajara, México (Group).
2014: Pará 3x4, Centro Europeu, Curitiba, Brazil (Group).
2014: This retrospective are looks for the future, Photography Museum of Curitiba, Brazil (Group).

2018: Monitor and participant in André Penteado monthly study group, in São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
2018: Founder and participant in Outras Iniciativa, a biweekly study group in Curitiba (PR), Brazil.
2018: Essa não é uma oficina de roteiros, workshop with William Biaglioli. International Film Festival, Olhar de Cinema, Brazil.
2017: O Espaço Que Não Ocupamos, As Palavras Que Nós Não Dizemos with Nair Benedicto. Workshop. Valongo International Image Festival, Brazil.
2017: Além Do Teste De Bechdel: A Representação Da Mulher No Cinema with Carol Almeida. Workshop. International Film Festival, Olhar de Cinema, Brazil.
2017: Editar É Preciso // Processos Criativos with André Penteado. Workshop. Valongo International Image Festival, Brazil.
2015: Da Prática ao Porético: Fotografia Documental with Guy Veloso. Workshop. Vanessa Múrio Eventos, VM, Brasil.
2015: 3rd Course 'Vito Gianotti' of popular communication from Paraná. CCP, Brazil.
2015: A Fábula no Documentário with Rafael Urban and Larissa Figueiredo. Workshop. International Film Festival, Olhar de Cinema, Brazil.
2013: Workshop of Cinematographic Screenplay. Ficção Viva, Brasil.
2013: Pre-Produced Authorial Photography Workshop. Fundação Catarinense de Cultura, FCC, Brazil.
2012: University Extension in Cinema Documentário: Reflexões e Práticas with Eduardo Baggio and Rafael Urban. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, PUC/PR, Brazil

Isabella Lanave

Isabella Lanave, Brazilian, Latin American, Women Photographer, Photojournalist, Curitiba, Brazil.
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