photography as a window to the beauty of life

"I only wish to bear witness to how extraordinary the seemingly ordinary actually is".


about me

Human Ecologist - Climate Reality Leader - Photographer

My name is Bernardo Salce and I'm a Human Ecologist, Climate Reality Leader® and Documentary Photographer who combines a scientific background, environmental expertise and photography skills in order to celebrate cultural diversity, raise public awareness, influence policy makers and promote values of social-environmental justice.  

Born-and-raised in a bucolic small town in Brazil, where I earned my Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, I've lived in South Africa, Portugal, Cambodia and Colombia over the past decade, working for a variety of publications, development agencies and local/international NGOs on issues such as climate change, social-economic inequalities, human trafficking, education and human rights violations.    

I hold a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Ecology and Contemporary Social Issues from NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (2011-13), and I became a Climate Reality Leader® in Los Angeles, California, in 2018. I've been an avid researcher, activist and advocate for the green agenda for over twelve years, with a special attention to Emancipatory Environmental Education (more about my work as an environmentalist here).  

By using photography as an educational tool, I hope not only to shine a light on local/global pressing issues but also (i) to reveal the beauty in the seemingly ordinary, everyday moments; (ii) to illuminate stories of resilience; and (iii) to show how culture and geographical features intertwine to shape the way societies perceive and interact with their natural environment. 

I am currently based in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil.

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As a Photographer, I am available for reportages, editorial, travel and social-environmental assignments.  

As a Human Ecologist - Climate Reality Leader® with a vast experience in research and field work, I am particularly interested in environmental education projects, climate change initiatives and social justice movements.

Please contact me for presentations, classes, commissions, limited edition fine-art prints or any other questions regarding my work.

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