Fellipe has a degree in Cinema and studied International Relations, and has been working as independent journalist and photojournalist since 2012. In the same year he received an award from the Social Science Research Council in the United States for his work about timber trafficking in the Brazil-Peru border.
From this time, he has focused on different contexts of Latin America and Africa, concentrating all of his efforts on the social, environmental, and cultural issues of these two continents, which, despite offering an immense variety of reporting possibilities, are generally undervalued by mainstream media.
He has produced photo essays and reports in various countries over the course of recent years, such as Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Senegal, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Sudan, Madagascar, etc. He’s also involved in the production of independent documentaries on literacy in Bolivia, education in Mozambique, HIV in Swaziland, and vanilla production in Madagascar.
Fellipe works in constant collaboration with major newspapers and magazines in Brazil and abroad, such as: Folha de São Paulo, BBC Brasil, Superinteressante, Época, Galileu and Playboy (Brazil); BBC Latin America, BBC Africa and The Guardian; The Miami Herald, TakePart, Insight Crime and Latin Trade; Deutsche Welle; Clothes for Humans and La Diaria among others.