Mauro Pinto

Mauro Pinto

Born in 1974 in Maputo, Mozambique
Lives and works in Maputo

In the early 1990’s, Mauro Pinto studied photography at the Monitor International School in Johannesburg. During that period he did an internship with the photographer José Machado. He then moves to Maputo where he works with the Mozambique’s photojournalism pioneer Ricardo Rangel. With him he will meet the Norwegian photograph Trygve Bolstad or the Reunionese Karl Kugel.
In 2002, he takes part of the exhibition “vers Matola” at the ‘Espace 1789 Saint Ouen” in Paris. In 2010 he takes part of the second edition of El d’El Ojo Salvaje, in Paraguay and becomes the first African photographer to expose there.

Mauro Pinto questions the visual creation, information and the communication. His work captures the essence of the space, thanks to a clever play with the contrast that can be perceived as provocative. Nowadays, his works makes him one of the most recognized contemporary photographer in Mozambique.