Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill

Leandro Badalotti is a photographer and documentarian. In 2008 his proposal for a documentary on immigration was selected by a Brazilian culture fund for production. Leandro directed and edited the resulting project, New Immigrants, which documents the lives of recent arrivals to his home town, Caxias do Sul, in southern Brazil. The following year he shot and edited a documentary about local rock bands from the 1980′s and ’90s.

In the United States, Leandro served as an intern at Magnum In Motion, where he produced a series of multimedia trailers about photographer Larry Towell’s work in Afghanistan. Leandro also produced Who Are You?, a five-part multimedia project about everyday New Yorkers, each beginning with the subject’s subway commute. After that he participated as Multimedia Producer at The Eddie Adams Workshop 2010.

Throughout 2011 Leandro contributed as Associate-producer in several projects at MediaStorm in Brooklyn, NY.

In March 2012 Leandro joined director Simon Schorno and photographer Tara Todras-Whitehill to produce a film in south Yemen about Hussein Saleh and his efforts with the International Committee of the Red Cross in an area where thousands of civilians have been displaced and casualties are reported almost daily.

Throughout 2012-14 Leandro co-produced a series of multimedia pieces for the International Committee of the Red Cross with photographs captured by renowned photographers such Jonathan Torgovinik, Andre Liohn, Ed Ou, Tom Stoddart, Kate Brooks, among others.

More recently, Leandro served as editor and co-producer of the award winning feature documentary film Thao’s Library. The film had several screenings in a dozen of film festivals and premiered in AMC Theaters nationwide, and is now available on Netflix and Amazon.

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Thao’s Library

Bentonville Film Festival 2015 / Audience Award

St. Louis International Film Festival 2016 / Best Documentary

Tallgrass International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Teaneck International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

High Falls Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection

Pop Up Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection

I Know Where I’m Going

Anthropographia Award 2013 / Shortlisted / Multimedia

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

Emmy 2012 / NomineeNew Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries

Media for Liberty Award 2012 / WinnerWinning Submission

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of ExcellenceLong Form Documentary

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / FinalistDocumentary Project of the Year

Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 1stMultimedia

Anthropographia Award 2012 / ShortlistMultimedia

A Thousand More

NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / 1st / Feature Multimedia Story

NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / Honorable Mention / Best Use of the Web

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of ExcellenceFeature Multimedia Story

Webby 2012 / NomineeDocumentary: Individual Episode

Fotoweek DC International 2011 / 1st Multimedia – Documentary Storytelling and Experimental

Broken Lines

Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 2nd / Multimedia