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.
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 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.
Leandro’s photography has appeared in newspapers and magazines in Brazil, Portugal and New York. Currently based in New York City, Leandro is available for editorial and commercial assignments.
5th Anthropographia Award 2013 / Shortlisted / Multimedia
Contributing as Associate-producer with the Award-winning MediaStorm’s producer Eric Maierson:
Emmy 2012 / Nominee / New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
Media for Liberty Award 2012 / Winner / Winning Submission
Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of Excellence / Long Form Documentary
Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Finalist / Documentary Project of the Year
Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 1st / Multimedia
Anthropographia 2012 / Shortlist / Multimedia
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 Excellence / Feature Multimedia Story
Webby 2012 / Nominee / Documentary: Individual Episode
Fotoweek DC International 2011 / 1st / Multimedia – Documentary Storytelling and Experimental
Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 2nd / Multimedia