Photo by Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá

meet Amanda

I am a Brazilian journalist and photographer, currently based in Minas Gerais, Brazil. My work is mostly focused on migration, socioenvironmental issues and climate justice. 

I’m a Pulitzer Center Rainforest Reporter and OptOut News Climate Editor. I am also a master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, with a diploma from Aarhus University, the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and Charles University and a specialist in Public Policies and Gender Justice from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences. 

In 2022, after almost three years abroad, I decided to move back to Brazil, so I could dedicate myself to documenting the diverse realities that make up my homeland. With my local insights and international experience, my goal is to make a dual movement: on the one hand, shed a light internationally on Brazilian stories and issues; on the other, help promote local and hyperlocal journalism, so that traditional and marginalized communities have better tools to tell their own stories. 

In my storytelling, I strive to cocreate with the subjects of the narratives. I constantly work toward being aware of my privileges and to use them as best as I can to break cycles of systemic injustice. Over the past years, I’ve been learning how to use journalism and photography to do this. 


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