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

Photographer - Environmentalist

My name is Bernardo Salce and I'm a Brazilian photographer whose work seeks to celebrate cultural diversity and raise social-environmental awareness.

I have a background in Law (Bachelor's) and Human Ecology (Master of Arts, MA), and I've been investigating our environmental crisis for over twelve years, with a special attention to International Humanitarian Law and Environmental Education.

I've worked for a variety of local and international NGOs across the globe, covering issues such as climate change, social-economic inequalities, human trafficking, education and environmental justice.  

Since 2014 I have also been working as a independent travel consultant who promotes responsible and sustainable tourism. I've been traveling the world for almost ten years and in the first half of 2016 I completed a 5,000 miles bicycle journey from Bogotá (Colombia) to Lima (Peru).   

I'm currently writing a novel that chronicles the story of a small town whose fate is terribly affected by a mining operation. It is inspired by true events in Brazil and Colombia, and also by everything I've been seeing and experiencing on the road.  

Having lived in South Africa, Portugal, Cambodia and Colombia over the last decade, I am currently based in San Diego, California.

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

As an environmentalist with a vast experience in research and field work, I am particularly interested in Environmental Education projects and Humanitarian issues.   

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