Diego Saldiva

Most people were jumping outside.

It was sunday and it was Carnaval.

Some were drunk, some were sleeping.

Some did not care and they drove somewhere else.

Some might have been dead while driving,

for they were drunk or they were sleeping.

Others might have been born inside the car

and some may have arrived to the next hospital.

Like my parents. Eleven thirty at night: a boy.

It was almost monday and it was still Carnaval.

They called me Diego.



Photographer living and working between Brazil and Switzerland.

Contact: diego@diegosaldiva.com




2016 Nera di Verzasca (CH)

2015 Nuit des Images - Lausanne (CH)

2015 Photobook Exhibition - Athens Photo Festival (GR)

2015 Encontro de Fotolivros - PHotoEspaña – São Paulo (BR)

2015 Visible White Photo Prize – Florence (IT)

2015 Belfast Photo Festival

2014 Encontros da Imagem – Braga (PT) *with catalog*

2014 Hordes & Nuées – Vevey (CH)

2013 Paraty em Foco - Convocatória Portfolio – Paraty (BR)

2012 Photo OFF – Paris (FR)

2012 Prix PhotoForum – Biel (CH)

2011 Fabulous Tiny Reward – CEPV - Vevey (CH)

2011 15. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis – (CH) *with catalog*

2010 En Filigrane – Photoforum - Biel (CH)

2010 Transposer – CEPV – Vevey (CH)




2015 Honorable Mention - PhotoIreland Portfolio Review

2015 Finalist at Belfast Photo Festival – N. Ireland

2015 Finalist at Visible White Photo Prize – Florence (IT)

2014 Honorable Mention - Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem, Braga – Portugal

2012 EWZ Director’s Choice - Zurich

2011 Nominee for Paul Huf Award

2011 Winner Prix Photoforum

2011 Finalist 15th vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis





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