Eduardo Leal

Documentary Photographer
Location: Macau, China
Nationality: Portuguese
Biography: Eduardo Leal is a Portuguese documentary photographer based in Macau, China, that focus his work mostly in South East Asia. Previously he worked for several years in South America. He graduated in Journalism at Escola Superior de Jornalismo (ESJ)... read on
Media News
Plastic Sea in World Wildlife Magazine
eduardo leal
Sep 24, 2019

  Really happy to be able to collaborate with the World Wildlife Magazine in an article focusing on the plastic in the oceans of our planet.
     Plastic Plan
         The problem of plastic in nature, particularly in our oceans, is a global crisis. Learn what WWF is doing to stop plastics from leaking into our oceans. 

By Eduardo Leal —

Media News

Photo Researcher: Poisoned Pictures

By Eduardo Leal — The new issue of Photo Researcher, a magazine published by the European Society for the History of Photography, focus this month on climate change...

Plastic Trees at Sesc São Paulo, Brazil

By Eduardo Leal — After the 9a Mostra SP de Fotografia, it's nice to see that the part of the exhibit focusing on plastic pollution is taking another life and..

Kumbha Mela, The Challenge of Existence

By Eduardo Leal — "Kumbha Mela, The Challenge of Existence" is a photography exhibition focused on the largest religious festival in India. It will open on..
Environment Events News

Plastic Trees exhibition in Macau

By Eduardo Leal — The Plastic Trees  series which focus on the pollution caused by plastic bags will be exhibited from 11th to the 24th of June 2019 at the Rui..

"Under the Rope" gets 1st Place @ POY LatAm 2019

By Eduardo Leal — I'm happy to announce that my project "Under the Rope", focusing on the women Muay Thai fighters in Chiang Mai, won the 1st Place in..

Estação Imagem Honorable Mention

By Eduardo Leal — My series Under the Rope  that focuses on the female Muay Thai fighters in Chiang Mai got an honourable mention at Estação..

New home base: Macau

By Eduardo Leal — After years working in South America, I have moved continent and I'm now based in Macau, China. For people who don't know Macau, it is an..

In India for the Kumbh Mela

By Eduardo Leal — I'm currently in India, covering the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world. Indian number: +91 73886 0996

Interview with National Geographic

By Eduardo Leal — Following up the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest , I talked a bit more about my work and thoughts to National Geographic Portugal (In..

Speaker at the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest

By Eduardo Leal — What a frightening but also amazing experience to be able to talk and share my work with an attentive 700 + audience last week during the National..

"Question the world we live in through photography"

By Eduardo Leal — A few days ago I spoke with the World Photography Organization blog about my career and life as a photographer. Question the world we live in..

Cholita's Rise in Terra Mater Magazine

By Eduardo Leal — I'm really happy to see "Cholita's Rise" in the new edition of Terra Mater Magazin . It gives me particular joy that this story..

Cholita's Rise in Doc! Photo Magazine

By Eduardo Leal


By Eduardo Leal — We have a colleague and a friend in need. PLEASE HELP, any donation as small as it is welcome! On Sunday, our dear friend freelance photojournalist..
Events News

Cholita's Rise Limited Prints Available

By Eduardo Leal — To mark tomorrow's opening of the "Cholita's Rise" exhibit at the Manifesto Gallery, I opened an on-line shop where there are available limited..

"Cholita's Rise" exhibition // Exposição "A Ascensão das Cholitas"

By Eduardo Leal — "Cholita's Rise", the project focusing on the empowerment of the indigenous women in Bolivia will be exhibited from 26th May until 25th August in..

Cholita's Rise in The Christian Science Monitor

By Eduardo Leal — Cholita's Rise project is this week in The Christian Science Monitor magazine. 
Events News

National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2018

By Eduardo Leal — Happy to announce that I will be one of the guest speakers and have an exhibit on the National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest 2018, at the end of the..

Cholita's Rise in Courrier International

By Eduardo Leal — Cholita's Rise, my latest project focusing on the empowerment of indigenous women in Bolivia, is in this month edition of Courrier..

Cholita's Rise in The Guardian

By Eduardo Leal — My latest project "Cholita's Rise", focusing on the emancipation of Bolivia indegenous women, is today in The Guardian. The rise of Bolivia’s..

Macau for Dagens Nyheter Magazine

By Eduardo Leal — Finally it came out the reportage that Henrik Brandão Jönsson and I did for the Dagens Nyheter Magazine about Macau and the culture around its..

Cholita's Rise on Open Society Foundation IG feed

By Eduardo Leal — From today and for a week I will takeover the Open Society Foundations Instagram feed, where I will show my latest project "Cholita's Rise" that..

In Colombia until May 2018

By Eduardo Leal — I'm back to my base in Medellín, Colombia. Available for assignments any where in Latin America. Colombian number: +57 315 8644069

In Macau, China

By Eduardo Leal — I will be in Macau, China, for the next six weeks for teaching but also available for assignments. Macau number: +853 6262 1422 (ext. 6788) /..
Join us
for more access