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Marta Azevedo was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of 18,she won a camera from his parents and fell in love with the world of images.

Only a few years later,S he began to take photography more seriously.

She took  some photography courses with the photographers Ivan Lima and Walter Firmo.

She is now specialized in portraits. "I do not shoot pictures, I photograph people"

For over ten years  she has been developing the successful Afro-descendant project,  Black Faces.

In 2004, she moved to the United States where she lived for eight years and had the opportunity to set up a home studio.

In 2012, she launched the book Black Faces at the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro

In 2013, she moved back  to  Rio de Janeiro.


Marta Azevedo has won national and international prizes with her work Black Faces.

Jury at IPOTY – International Photography of the year.  2016 – London - England

Winning Digital Photo Contests Book Lark Books, United States. 2009
 Professional Photographer Magazine, February and April issues of 2010
 Lens Work magazine - May 2010 - Turkey - September 2010
 Photo Magazine - Brazil -  April 2011
Sabia Magazine - - August 2011

Book Black Faces - 2012

Adore Noir – Canada – 2014

Fotografia Magazine –  -USA - 2015

Dekit Magazine – USA – 2015

Fem World View – USA – 2015

Edge of Humanity Magazine – USA – 2015

SiverShotz – Australia - 2016

Black Faces - Latino Culture Center - Dallas, Texas, USA  2010

Black Faces - Ward-Nass Gallery – New York City -  USA – 2012

Spectrum 2014 – Miami –USA - 2014

Paraty em Foco – Paraty – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil - 2016

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